Salmon farming : The environment friendly solution
Fishing is a very widespread activity that puts fish on the table for many. But as the human population grows, so does the demand for more fish as food. This often results in overfishing and the depletion and even extinction of natural fish populations. Salmon is one of the most popular food fish, because it is tasty and healthy as well. But uncontrolled fishing has greatly reduced numbers of salmon in the wild and salmon have entirely disappeared from some water bodies and regions. This creates the problem of meeting market demand for salmon while preserving wild salmon populations. What is the solution?
The solution is salmon farming. Salmon farms breed and then raise salmon in tanks and enclosures where the environment and water conditions are made suitable for the salmon species. The output of salmon farms helps immensely in meeting the high market demand for salmon. But most importantly, they help in reducing the quantity of fishing and subsequently lead to increases in wild salmon populations. Moreover, salmon farming creates jobs for the local population. Salmon farms also help in growing or supplementing wild fish populations with farm raised salmon. Fish reared by way of salmon farming may also be reintroduced into areas where they have become extinct due to overfishing.
In the end, salmon farming is environment friendly. Salmon farms help in preserving ecological balance, and let people enjoy tasty and healthy farm raised salmon reared without harming nature and the ecosystem.