Farmed fish

Last updated 25 September 2020

According to the United Nations, in 2018 the raising of underwater, factory-farmed fish was at a record high with 114.5 million tonnes of live weight produced, accounting for 53% of fish products produced - the farmgate value of which is a staggering 263.6 billion USD. 

(a) Is a health Atlantic salmon (b) A growth stuned 'drop out' salmon. Photo by Ole Folkedal

Fish raised in underwater fish farms have been observed to exhibit brain activity akin to that of humans under extreme stress and depression.

Research suggests stunted growth in farmed fish is a strong indication of their emotional state.