Fisheries and fish farming centers are essentially organizations that rear fish for commercial purposes, but high concentrations of fish inevitably leads to high concentrations of waste as well.
A Small Space Equates to a Lot of Waste
If residual food pellets are left unattended, the amalgams will break down and synergize with organic fish waste to create a host of detrimental compounds. From harmful pathogens and parasites to fast-growing algae and the countless diseases that come along with it, unsanitary fishery practices are a huge factor in the degradation of our local waterways, not to mention the extinction of numerous forms of wildlife.
If the sectioned-off pens are situated in close proximity to the migration routes of wild fish species, there is a significant chance for cross-contamination and quarantine issues. Additionally, the pesticides, herbicides, and antibiotics used to regulate fish farming centers frequently seep into municipal channels and reservoirs, which wreaks havoc on the local ecosystems and increases the prevalence of various bacteria.
The recurrent use of chemical treatments and biological compounds can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and microbes, which can have a seismic impact on the health of not only the indigenous ecosystem, but the people living in the area as well.
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