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Farming the Seas: Future of Seafood?

by the Fish Site Editor
29 April 2009, at 1:00am

NEW YORK, US - Starting this June, a new aquaculture company, Open Blue Sea Farms uner the leadership of Brian O'Hanlon aims to fly 30,000 live baby cobia every month from Miami to Panama City in the cargo hold of a Boeing 757.

After being placed in tanks near the famous canal, the fish will travel by boat to their new home, a floating wire mesh globe as tall as a six-story building that will be moored to the Atlantic Ocean floor, 220 feet below, reported CNNMoney yesterday.

If O'Hanlon succeeds in selling fish bred in this unique structure, dubbed the AquaPod, he could revolutionize an industry in crisis. Fish stocks are being rapidly depleted the world over.

According to CNNMoney, consumer demand seems bottomless, and industrial fishing fleets have become too efficient for their own good. Ocean stocks of large fish - such as tuna, cod and halibut - have declined by 90 per cent in the past 50 years, according to a recent study published in the science journal Nature.

the Fish Site Editor

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