Ecological Seafood Production

The world demand for seafood is increasing and is putting pressure on our oceans for protein. And as the human population increases, it is crucial that we foster ecological and regenerative systems to produce seafood that reverses the ocean degradation we have caused through overfishing and unsustainable fish farming methods.

Fish production and harvest is largely industrial in nature. To be sustainable, fisheries must be developed on a place-based ecological model of restorative systems that regenerate and sustain our waters while providing opportunities for farmers and fishermen to reclaim the waterfront.

In this video, National Center for Appropriate Technology Program Specialist Lee Rinehart discusses ATTRA’s new Ecological Fisheries and Ocean Farming website, which has resources to help farmers, fishermen, and communities make decisions in developing ecologically appropriate, place-based seafood production enterprises.