Friday, January 06, 2012
Mariculture and its effects on the environment
With the expansion of the human population, new ways are sought to feed it. The oceans have always been a rich source of sustenance, but given the rising demand and overfishing depleting their bounty, governments the world over are turning to mariculture, the farming of marine life in order to fill the pantry. However the question on everyone's mind is what are its effects on the environment. In this article Biologist Kimon de Greef examines the reality of farming our seas. The full article is available in the latest issue of Africa Geographic in the ORI Library.