For billions of people, seafood provides a significant source of protein and nutrition, but over half the seafood we eat isn’t caught in the wild, it’s grown through aquaculture. Farmed seafood is one of the fastest-growing food industries, but the farming methods echo the problems we’ve seen in industrial agriculture.
Underwater farms can disrupt or destroy local ecosystems in a varity of ways, but there are some key changes we can make to sustainably farm the ocean. This TED-Ed lesson by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D. and Megan Davis explains how regenerative or restorative ocean farming can help our coastal communities and our oceans thrive. Watch Underwater farms vs. climate change?
Next, watch these two smart videos: Foraging Seaweed: Harvesting a French Coastal Superfood and How To Save Our Coastal Seas: Marine reserves and smart fishing.