Fish Farms Veer From Mainstream

CALIFORNIA - Two workers stood waist-deep in a concrete tank of dark water under the hot desert sun. Clad in wetsuits, they dragged nets beneath the surface, snaring hundreds of striped bass that were then ``chill killed&#39;&#39; in ice-filled plastic containers. </b> <br><br> The harvest yields 10,000 pounds of striped bass every day at Kent Seatech, a fish farm near Palm Springs that supplies upscale restaurants and sushi bars throughout Southern California. <br><br> Production is booming at Seatech and other aquaculture firms around the country as Americans hunger for healthier diets. <br><br> Many of the companies are going high-tech to boost the size of their catch while adhering to strict environmental regulations. <br><br> <i>Source: The Register-Guard</i>

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