Cod farming aims to save favourite fish

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
10 June 2004, at 1:00am

UK - Britons currently consume in excess of 270,000 tonnes of cod every year, but with wild stocks dwindling, the future of the UK's favourite fish is looking doubtful. However a glimmer of hope has appeared in the form of a family business in the Shetland Isles, Johnson Sea Farms. They may have come up with a solution to keep cod firmly on the menu by starting the UK's first commercial cod farm. Brothers, Angus and Ivor Johnson, the owners of Johnson Sea Farms, started out as fishermen before moving into salmon farming in the early 80s. Their business flourished but in 1994 they sold out, just in time. By the mid-nineties the gold rush that had been the salmon farming industry was over. Source: BBC