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NYC Professor Promotes Urban Fish Farm

NEW YORK - In the basement of an ivy-covered building on the surprisingly leafy campus of Brooklyn College is something even more surprising: thousands of tilapia packed tighter than a subway car into 300-gallon fiberglass fish tanks. </b> <br><br> Overseeing this watery domain is professor emeritus Martin Schreibman, director of the college&#39;s Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center. <br><br> A mild-tasting fish that was unfamiliar here a few years ago, tilapia is increasingly available in the United States, almost all of it farmed and imported from China and Central and South America. <br><br> Schreibman hopes to change that. He believes that urban aquaculture _ raising fish in big tanks in places like Brooklyn _ could be the solution to the overfishing of wild populations and provide Americans with jobs and healthy food. <br><br> <i>Source: Wyoming News</i>

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