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Huge Fish Farm Proposed Off Mission Beach

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CALIFORNIA, US - Researchers from the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute propose building a fish farm as big as 30 football fields just five miles off the coast of Mission Beach.

"We'll be able to be working with the fishing community to train fishermen to become farmers and produce fish for our markets here in Southern California and provide a healthy new supply of seafood we don't have right now," Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute President and CEO Don Kent TOLD cbs8.

The news organisation says that Kent has been working for decades to make this dream a reality.

"I've been personally involved in aquaculture research for about 30 years," he said.

The research and experimentation begins with adult fish that then spawn to create a new batch of fish to be raised and then ultimately placed offshore, where they'll mature before heading to market.

The fish farm would sit five miles west of Mission Bay. The cages would float at the top, covering an area of about three football fields, but once anchored to the bottom of the ocean floor 300 feet down, would encompass a total area of about 30 football fields.