TakePart: U.S. Government Opens the Door to Giant Offshore Fish Farms

 By Taylor Hill Jan 15, 2016 —
Some 90 percent of the United States’ fish, crustaceans, and mollusks are imported, and a growing percentage of those catches are from overseas fish farms.

Now, the federal government has a plan it hopes will spur more homegrown aquaculture, decrease reliance on foreign seafood, and reduce overfishing.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a rule this week that allows for large-scale fish farming in federally controlled waters three miles offshore…go to article.