Endangered Species Day Highlights Need for Sustainable Aquaculture

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Bell Farms Steelhead Trout

Steelhead Trout in a Tank at RAS farm Bell Aquaculture.

Today is Endangered Species Day. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there are approximately 2,215 marine species endangered or threatened, including fish species such as Atlantic and Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout.

Overfishing of oceans is contributing to imbalances in marine eco-systems, as well as threatening long-term food security, as fish are a primary source of protein for human consumption.

This is why land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are so critical. Recirculating aquaculture systems provide a truly sustainable method of culturing fish, saving 90% of the water required by traditional aquaculture systems. RAS farms can provide healthy, organic, safe fish for human consumption while preserving wild stocks.

Sustainable, eco-friendly recirculating aquaculture and aquaponics systems provide a vital solution for the future of marine eco-systems and global food security. Contact us today to explore how you can be involved.