Blue Ocean Institute

sea creature by Jason Larese

Aquaculture – Farmed Seafood

Aquaculture can impact many aspects of ocean life, in ways both good and bad. Visit Aquaculture in our Fish as Food section, including sustainable seafood choices as well as discussions about genetically modified fish, seafood fraud, bycatch, and more.

3 things you can do to encourage sustainable aquaculture:

1. Learn about the issues around farm-raised fish, including their feed, genetically modified fish, etc.
2. If you eat farmed seafood, choose a brand/provider that uses ecologically sound practices that do not harm wild sea life.
3. When eating in a restaurant, ask the wait staff or chef for details on any farmed seafood included in their menu.

Other great ways you can make a difference.