farming and aquaculture
you learn only 3 things about the issue...
| Commercial fish farms can impact the surrounding habitats.
Find out where your fishes come from.
less fish, don't throw fishes away.
Fish farms in Singapore
consumption of fish is estimated to be 100,000 tonnes per year of
which about 5% is accounted for by local foodfish aquaculture. This
is mainly from coastal fish farms. They produce marine foodfish
species like groupers, seabass, snappers and milkfish as well as
green mussels and crustacean (shrimp/mangrove crabs). There are
also freshwater foodfish farms producing snakeheads, tilapia, catfishes
and carps and other cyprinids. From Aquaculture
in Singapore on the AVA website
In 2010, there were 106 licensed coastal floating fish farms in
Singapore, producing 3,235 tonnes of fish valued at $11.4 million
in 2008. They accounted for 4-5% of the fish consumed annually in
Singapore. From Plankton
bloom hits Pulau Ubin fish farms Melissa Sim, Straits Times
2 Jan 10;
Some broad goals of acquaculture
- Reduce costs
of searching, catching and transporting fish.
and predictable supply of fish. Not necessarily achieved as mass
deaths of stock can occur.
- Reduce overharvesting
of wild fishes. Not necessarily achieved as wild fishes are still
caught, to feed the farm fishes.