Pressures like habitat loss and over fishing have been placing extreme pressures on wild fish stocks for decades. To help mitigate the pressure on wild fish stocks, man has increasingly turned to aquaculture.
With the rising demand for aquacultured products, more money is being spent on researching more efficient production techniques. A company called Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc. has created ‘The Oceansphere’ which is a whole new level of aquaculture. The Oceansphere allows fish farming to take place in the open ocean. The project has been underway for many years, and there has been a large amount of opposition and legal battles fought. Meant for deep ocean water, the design promotes responsible fish farming and can produce amounts of fish in quantities not currently matched in current fish farming. The design and complete protocol is still under development, but the Oceansphere should have its first harvest by 2017. MORE