U.S. seeks to boost its production of seafood

Nov 25, 2016

Americans import about 90 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S., and about half comes from fish farms or aquaculture.

The Obama Administration wants to decrease our reliance on imported seafood with efforts to allow fish farming in some federal waters — which begin 3 miles off states' shorelines.

Farmed fish create pollution with their waste. But experts say in federal waters — the open ocean — the waste can be diffused more easily than near coastlines.

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