Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Restoring the Urban Sea by Farming It - By Barton Seaver

With 91% of the seafood that we eat in this country imported from foreign waters there is increased interest in restoring local watersheds to full productivity. While much of the dialogue about sustainable seafood focuses on maintaining adequate resources, some forms of aquaculture can actually help to regenerate ecosystems, revitalize economies, and enhance food security.

This is what I term restorative seafood; food systems that provide for our needs while actually increasing the productivity and profit of the waters that sustain us. Shellfish farming in particular — clams, mussels, and oysters — are some of my favorite examples of man’s ability to actually give back to the planet even while providing for our needs....

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