Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Global Fish Farm Environmental Degradation - The Third World

Abstract: The Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has engaged in development research to address the challenges that population growth, environmental degradation and climate change are having on aquatic agricultural systems. - See more at:

This scientific study on the aquaculture/agriculture potential in the poorest nations in the world, shows that environmental degradation is reducing nations with the 700 million poorest aqua-farm families in the world, abilities to make enough food. This is a critical problem.

Fish farms as we know then in the first world use the ocean as a free open sewer and have a high environmental impact, including using the fish meal that should be used in poorer countries to feed people. This study shows that even in subsistence farming there is a high environmental damage.

This means that fish farms around the world, in rich and poor countries, need to move on to land, something that is far more easily achievable in the first world because of the ability of consumers to pay, and their growing preference for environmentally sound farming methods.


  1. The world needs to farm more fish and algae to meet the world's growing demand for animal products

    REX from

  2. The point is that farming of fish needs to be done on land in closed containment with recirculating systems. Connection with hydroponics, energy creation, salable sewage products and so on can also be done. But the point is that in-ocean open-containment is using the ocean as a free, open sewer and needs to be on land.