Farming seabass

Somebody set up a fish farm at Penmon, Anglesey. Public money was pumped in and seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) were raised.

This venture was supported by Welsh government grants but it’s now been sold at a loss. The Wales Audit Office says that the grants were badly managed. The new owner, Anglesey Aquaculture, supplies the catering trade and it claims to be farming sustainably. You might choose to watch the company’s blog. You might choose to cook seabass – it’s good eating.

I think that aquaculture could be a great way forward for Britain and for other countries around the world. But not if it involves discharging effluent into legally-protected sea, and depriving fish of oxygen, as the Penmon site’s previous owner did.

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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3 Responses to Farming seabass

  1. Consider the experience of Chile with the farming of salmon in their once pristine fjords.

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