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Offshore Aquaculture

Offshore Aquaculture

Will moving fish farms offshore solve problems for the aquaculture industry?

Offshore tuna in a cage

Some fisheries experts believe the future of aquaculture will likely be the development of large complexes of submerged netcages, anchored to the seafloor in deeper, offshore waters. Whether these ventures succeed in becoming sustainable depends, as with near-shore aquaculture, on the type of fish being farmed and how they are farmed.