When you think about heading out to catch a live fish, going to a place like New York City is probably the last place on your mind. But if environmentalist Martin Schreibman has his way, catching a good fish in the Big Apple may become commonplace. That’s because Schreibman has constructed several huge, 300 gallon tanks where he farms tilapia at Brooklyn College, a fish that is number six on the list of those consumed by Americans each year. These farms, contends Schreibman, could be the solution to the overfishing of wild populations and provide Americans with jobs and healthy food at the same time. Already dubbed the Johnny Appleseed of tilapia, time will tell whether Schreibman’s new form of urban aquaculture will reel in new business.

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