- Greg Worden
- Camden, ME
- United States
Entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Business, Worden Associates
Is aquaculture the way of the future or unsustainable?
There is currently a very quiet battle occurring between those who propose that aquaculture is the future and those that believe it ruins the future.
Those that believe aquaculture is the future will say that we must move from an extractive practice to a renewable production. This was true in our move from hunter gatherers to farmers and domesticators of animals. It may also be true of our move from fossil fuels to renewable energies.
Those who argue against this will say current aquaculture practices destroy natural fisheries and are therefore unsustainable due to the potential of diseases or escapes of genetically modified fish.
What do you think? Is aquaculture the way of the future or in the way of a sustainable wild-caught future?