There are many positive reasons to choose farmed fish and prawns over wild varieties:
– In many cases, wild fish stocks are threatened by overfishing, habitat loss and other changes. With aquaculture, we can respect their number.
– We know exactly what farmed fish have eaten and the level of control over the ingredients, while we have no control over wild fish or the possible contaminants they have consumed or to which they have been exposed.
– We can monitor health and welfare and, in many cases, ensure ethical collection practices.
– Wild fish stocks cannot meet the demands of our growing world population for seafood, while aquaculture offers a viable and sustainable solution to meet future food needs.
Regardless of whether it has been caught or grown, fish and shrimp are a fantastic source of high-quality protein and valuable vitamins and minerals. This food group is also the best source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which are essential to human health.