Novel fish farm reels in eco-benefits

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To feed a growing world population, our ability to maximize fish yields has become a very important priority. But with environmental concerns being raised about depleted ocean stocks, and health alarms scaring others away from eating farmed fish, this matter has become a slippery one to solve. Fortunately some enviro-entrepreneurs have come up with a possible solution. By creating open area fish farms ten to twenty miles offshore, they are able to grow fish in their native environment, free from any contamination that comes from artificial containers. Sadly it was Panama, and not the U.S., that provided the entrepreneurs the warm regulatory waters they needed to cast out and explore this novel fishing enterprise.

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