What Is Octopus Farming

Explainer: Is Octopus Farming Ethical?

A major seafood company is still moving ahead with its Canary Islands octopus farming operation despite ethical objections from researchers.

Farmed Shrimp

America’s Farmed Shrimp Habit Is Fueling Antibiotic Resistance

Much of the farmed shrimp eaten in the U.S. is raised in India, where antibiotic use is rampant and underreported.

where your caviar comes from

This Is Where Your Caviar Comes From

Touring a caviar farm gives a rare glimpse into the life of a captive sturgeon.

oyster farming

What Are the Environmental Impacts of Oyster Farming?

Oyster farming produces few greenhouse gas emissions but that doesn’t mean it’s good for the planet.

Is aquaculture good or bad?

Is Aquaculture Good or Bad?

In 2015, more than 100 million metric tons of fish were produced from aquaculture operations.

Aquafarming: What Is It and What Are Its Negative Effects?

Fish and other marine life are farmed in the billions, in the water-based equivalent of factory farming seen on land.

Shrimp Farming: Is Farm-Raised Shrimp Bad for You?

Communities around the world have raised and captured shrimp for centuries. Recent decades and growing demand have given rise to intensive shrimp farming.

Farmed Salmon

Farmed Salmon: Is It Bad for You and the Environment?

70 percent of the world’s salmon comes from farmed fish operations.

What Is Mariculture?

What Is Mariculture and What Are Its Environmental Effects?

Mariculture refers to the farming of fish, plants and other animals in salt water for human consumption.

We Need to End Octopus Farming Before It Starts

Wild octopus populations are declining due to overfishing. But instead of addressing the problem, companies are spending millions on octopus farms.

fish farmer

How Fish Farmers Became the Backbone of the Seafood Industry

More fish are now raised on farms than are caught in the wild, making fish farmers an integral part of the seafood industry. However, they face a number of environmental and ethical challenges.

Fish Farming Giant Faces Animal Abuse Allegations

Atlantic Sapphire, one of the largest fish farming companies in the world, is under fire after 800,000 fish died at its Florida facility. The company could face criminal charges.

Leave Fish in the Sea—and Farm Shellfish Instead?

Fish farming was supposed to be the industry’s saving grace, but instead of taking pressure off wild populations, it just caused more destruction. Would farming shellfish be more sustainable?

Sea Shepherd speedboats next to a Chinese fishing vessel in Gambian waters

From Capture to Culture: Aquaculture in the U.S.

The push to expand fish farms is spurring a fiery debate, prompting calls from the U.S.-based commercial fishing industry for more support while drawing skepticism and critique from many marine biologists and environmentalists.

Fish Are the Forgotten Victims of Factory Farming

Fish receive fewer legal protections than almost any other animal and are confined with even less understanding of their individual needs.

Imagine Living in a Cage Filled with Millions of Tiny Parasitic Sea Lice

A new investigation from Viva! brings us deep inside the lives of farmed fish, who suffer from overcrowding and pain on a daily basis.

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Fish Farming Is Not as Sustainable as We Thought

Fish farming was supposed to be a more sustainable way to meet the global demand for seafood. But as aquaculture gains in popularity, so does its environmental impact.

Fish farm in the ocean

Trump Orders More Offshore Fish Farms. Will Congress Cooperate?

Today, more fish are raised on farms than caught in the wild. Trump wants to keep it that way, so he’s ordering Congress to lift environmental regulations on new offshore aquaculture facilities.

fish farming factory

The Hidden Cost of Trump’s Move to Deregulate Fish Farms

Trump recently signed an order to deregulate and greenlight new industrial fish farms. But virtually no thought has been given to those most impacted by these operations: the fish themselves.

octopus farming ocean

Octopuses Farmed: Mass Breeding Techniques Could Harm Female Octopuses

Proponents of octopus farming argue that the industry will relieve pressure on wild species. But the practice has dangerous consequences on animal welfare.

salmon hatchery cruelty

Suffering by the Millions at Atlantic Salmon Hatchery

Groundbreaking undercover investigation of salmon aquaculture exposes cruel, filthy practices of the industrial fish farming industry.

fish suffering

Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake.

Like their terrestrial counterparts, industrialized fish farms may be with us for some time as demand for protein outpaces production and alternatives are developed. But there’s no reason to open the country’s federal ocean waters to unsustainable industrial fish farming — the risk to the environment and animal welfare is much too great.

pollution from fish farming

Fish Farming: Harming Oceans While Poisoning People and the Environment

Avoiding both farmed fish and wild fish is the solution. Consuming fish is a personal choice for people consuming a Western Diet, not a staple for survival.