According to fish processing companies, farmed seafood is seafood that is raised in a controlled environment, such as in tanks or ponds. This can be done on land or at sea. Farmed seafood has become increasingly popular in recent years as the world’s population grows and demand for seafood increases.
There are pros and cons to farmed seafood. On the plus side, it can help alleviate pressure on wild fisheries. It also offers an alternative to people who might not have access to fresh seafood. Farmed seafood tends to be cheaper than wild-caught fish because there is less risk involved in producing it.
On the downside, there are environmental concerns with farmed seafood. Some fish farms can create pollution and harm local ecosystems. Farmed seafood can also be less healthy than wild-caught fish, as it may contain antibiotics and other chemicals. While there are some farms that use sustainable methods such as aquaculture, there are other farms that can cause harm to the oceans and environment, which in the long run can be very harmful to humans. For example, a fish farm might produce pollution from excess food or waste material being released into water sources where wild animals depend on it for survival. There have been cases of these materials being poisonous enough not only to kill many animals but also lead to human fatalities. In fact, this happened back in 2015 when over 100 tons of tuna were caught dead near one Japanese port due to disease-causing bacteria originating from a nearby farm’s wastewater pipe.
The antibiotics and chemicals in farmed fish could cause certain people, such as pregnant women and children, to be at risk for health complications, which is why most seafood exporters in Sri Lanka prefer fresh caught fish to farmed ones.
In the end, whether or not to eat farmed seafood is a personal decision. If you are comfortable with the risks involved, then go ahead and try some, but always keep environmental concerns in mind when making your choices.