Aquaculture: The Next Generation

Could the best place to raise seafood be on land? Marine scientist David Guggenheim proposes a new form of aquaculture that is executed not in pens in open water but in pools that could reside in large warehouses. What are the benefits of this unorthodox idea versus the commercial aquaculture systems already in place?

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Original Program Date: June 5, 2010

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  • Actually open system aquaculture like the ones in the ocean creates less need for pesticides and reduces harmful bacterial infections from fish poop build up in tanks. Less energy is needed to maintains open systems. I guess everything has its ups and down, not sure why he suggested "invasive species" here because North Atlantic salmon or which ever salmon all come from the same Ocean water.