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Mountain tops and happy fish

Aquaculture, the farming of fish and crustaceans, is the fastest growing food industry in the world right now. But fish farming can create sewage runoffs and other local environmental problems.

Can we meet the increasing demand for fish while ensuring that the production is carried out in an eco-friendly way? One solution can be found on the mountain tops of the Swiss Alps.

Food production is one of the most critical issues for our future. By the year 2050, food demand is expected to double and will create new requirements on how we produce and consume food. Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food sectors in the world. Demand is driven primarily by emerging economies where the middle class is growing. The increasing demand has made fish farming into a global industry with enormous significance for the social development in many parts of the world. But this development does not come without challenges to be solved. In many countries, a large amount of antibiotics and fertilizers are used to prevent diseases and to maximize fish size.

Read the whole article in the Green Advisor Report.

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