Advantages of Fish Farming
Freshwater fish/Seafood is typically loaded with protein, omega-3 fish oils and other nutrients that are highly beneficial to impoverished areas. Fish farming can increase the supply of fish available for these regions, fighting malnutrition.
The aquaculture industry has created numerous jobs for people who reside in agriculture based areas where unemployment is high. It’s highly prevalent in Asia, where it provides thousands of jobs.
A farmer can integrate fish farming into their existing farm to create additional income and improve its water management and irrigation of farms.
Effective land use: effective use of marginal land e.g. land that is too poor, or too costly to drain for agriculture can be profitably devoted to fish farming provided that it is suitably prepared.
In addition to providing a source of income and employment, fish farming helps save certain fish species, such as cod, sea bass and red snapper, by reviving their populations with aquaculture.