Fish and Sustainability

Fish Eggs

Farming and sustainability have always been at odds, but what about fish farming? Can fish farming be the key to bridging sustainability and green living?

“A traditional method of farming often praised for being environmentally sustainable actually releases ‘significant’ greenhouse gas emissions, an Oxford University study has found.


 Integrated fish farming is common in aquaculture and a particular system from southern China combining silk production and aquaculture has been regarded as a prime example of multi-functional agriculture with a ‘closed-loop’ recycling process.

Organic residues from are added to ponds to encourage the growth of phytoplankton, feeding fish. Waste accumulated in the pond sediments is removed and used to fertilise mulberry, which is in turn fed to silkworms.”

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