Farmed cod proves unsustainable

Just as we are about to leave for our university field trip on fishing, the Guardian reports that the company involved with aquaculture of cod in the Shetland islands has gone into bankruptcy.  The administrator is reported to have said that farming cod organically was too expensive – the fish had cost twice the price of wild cod.  Read the article here

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One Response

  1. Sigh, I worry that we won’t have any cod at all in a generation. Probably some other fish will benefit from the cod farm failing though. Doesn’t fish farming eat up umpteen pounds of wild-caught fish per pound of farm fish produced?

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