Half of all farmed fish have hearing loss due to deformed ears bones

Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care


New research suggests the way we raise fish in farms and hatcheries could be causing harmful changes to their bodies…

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Original Study: “High prevalence of vaterite in sagittal otoliths causes hearing impairment in farmed fish;” Scientific Reports (04-28-2016)
The rapid growth of aquaculture raises questions about the welfare status of mass-produced species…

Farmed salmon are different at DNA level than wild salmon in hundreds of ways; Oregon State University (02-18-2016)

Farmed Fish Consumption At Record High, UN Report Reveals, Guardian Uk (05-19-2014)
Humans have never eaten so much fish and other seafood, but nearly half of it is no longer caught wild but is grown in farms, says the United Nations. The rapid growth in the number of people living near coasts and fish farming’s ability to keep up with population growth has seen per capita fish consumption soar from 10kg per person in the 1960s to more than 19kg in 2012…

Impacts Of Intensive Salmon Farming On Coastal Ecosystems, Guardian Uk (02-22-2011)

Aquaculture in Northeast China, NASA (09-28-2015)

Fish Farms Cause Rapid Sea-Level Rise, Nature (08-16-2013)

Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans, Guardian UK (02-16-2016)
There has never been a more urgent time for seafood businesses and fishing nations to make a commitment to sustainability. The world’s oceans are in trouble, with marine life plummeting and the people who are dependent on the sea for income and food left increasingly vulnerable…

Nearly Half of U.S. Seafood Supply is Wasted, Study Shows, Science Daily (09-25-2015)
As much as 47 percent of the edible US seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste, new research suggests…

The World’s Tuna and Mackerel Populations Are in a “Catastrophic” Decline, Quartz (09-17-2015)