A major seafood company is still moving ahead with its Canary Islands octopus farming operation despite ethical objections from researchers.
Much of the farmed shrimp eaten in the U.S. is raised in India, where antibiotic use is rampant and underreported.
Touring a caviar farm gives a rare glimpse into the life of a captive sturgeon.
Oyster farming produces few greenhouse gas emissions but that doesn’t mean it’s good for the planet.
In 2015, more than 100 million metric tons of fish were produced from aquaculture operations.
Fish and other marine life are farmed in the billions, in the water-based equivalent of factory farming seen on land.
Communities around the world have raised and captured shrimp for centuries. Recent decades and growing demand have given rise to intensive shrimp farming.
70 percent of the world’s salmon comes from farmed fish operations.
Mariculture refers to the farming of fish, plants and other animals in salt water for human consumption.
Wild octopus populations are declining due to overfishing. But instead of addressing the problem, companies are spending millions on octopus farms.
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.
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.
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?
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 receive fewer legal protections than almost any other animal and are confined with even less understanding of their individual needs.
A new investigation from Viva! brings us deep inside the lives of farmed fish, who suffer from overcrowding and pain on a daily basis.
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.
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.
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.
Proponents of octopus farming argue that the industry will relieve pressure on wild species. But the practice has dangerous consequences on animal welfare.
Groundbreaking undercover investigation of salmon aquaculture exposes cruel, filthy practices of the industrial fish farming industry.
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.
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.