The 10th annual Seafood Summit wrapped up last week in Hong Kong, Alaskan freelance reporter and publisher of the newsletter Laws of the Sea, Bob Tkacz was there. Tkacz says he spent four days touring aquaculture facilities, both for fin fish and shrimp. He says as demand grows from India, China, Brazil and other countries, wild fish stocks will not be enough.
Tkacz says the operations he visited were clean and professional and the quality was good. He says, some of the problems of sea lice, antibiotic use and waste handling still exit in some operations but he says sustainability was the key word at the summit and large, international buyers are pushing for a more business directed, sustainable approach with seafood aquaculture farm operations.
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