You Should Know

September 2000 Issue

One Fish, Two Fish, Farmed Fish...No Fish

Youíve ordered a dinner of shrimp cocktail followed by broiled salmon. Healthful for you, but not necessarily for the environment if the seafood came from fish farms rather than the wild. While aquaculture (fish farming) is often touted as a means of relieving pressure on ocean fisheries, a review in the June issue of Nature reveals it can actually have just the opposite effect, causing a net loss of some wild species. Thatís because, for example, almost two pounds

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