Be ready for the next wave of ocean development--the US government wants more fish farms.
Aquaculture, or fish farms, hold the potential to help solve the world's food problems if done right. If done wrong, ocean farming could cause serious problems for our existing wild fish. Just like farming on land, it's all about doing it right.
What should we expect? Well, there's one branch of government that's designated to promote aquaculture and also to regulate it, the Dept. of Commerce.
With that conflict of interest, it's hard to share Commerce Secretary Gutierrez's confidence that the government “can be pretty objective” about regulating aquaculture despite seeking to promote it.
Yeah, and I'd like to be in charge of auditing my own tax return.