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May 2, 2013 For years, salmon farming has gotten a bad rap from marine biologists, who say the fish grown in open-ocean net pens generate pollution, disease and parasites. But now, a few salmon farms have moved on land. From an environmental standpoint, some scientists say, that's "a huge step forward."
An Atlantic salmon leaps while swimming inside a farm pen near Eastport, Maine. Studies show farm-raised fish, like people, benefit from exercise.
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September 24, 2012 Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
May 30, 2012 One of the world's most treasured foods comes from an unlikely source — a sturgeon farm on a kibbutz in northern Israel. The prized sturgeon eggs — or osetra caviar, if you must — fetches a hefty price and has a top-chef following.
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