Doesn't Ms. Curis bear an uncanny resemblance to Dr. Naylor (left), the scientist featured in this article?

Holloway, Marguerite.  2002.  Blue Revolution.  Discover 23 (9) [September]:  56-63.

When you have completed study of this article, you should be able to:

1. give everyday definitions of the following terms:

green revolution (p. 56) slash-and-burn (59)
aquaculture (58) antibiotics (59)
eutrophication (59) effluent (59)
endemic (59) resistance (60)
polyculture (60) hydroponic (60)
invasive species (61) sustainable yield (62)
selective breeding (62) Do you have others?

2. explain how and why fish farming is becoming a bigger enterprise than beef ranching.

3. discuss why some critics think that aquaculture is beneficial.

4. explain why aquaculture has been criticized for

5. state how much fish feed it takes to make a pound of salmon.

6. list three species commonly found in restaurants or fish stores which are farmed.

Further reading:

Barcott, Bruce.  2001.  Aquaculture's Troubled Harvest   Raising salmon in ocean pens was supposed to preserve the wild and feed the world. But all over the globe, industrial-style fish farming is threatening native fish and the ecosystems that depend on them. The latest battleground: British Columbia.  Mother Jones, November-December 2001.

Belluck, Pam.  2002.  New England's Fishermen Fret for Industry's Future.  New York Times, August 19, 2002.  Discusses the dilemma of commercial fishermen; gives insight into why aquaculture is booming.  Miller Library.

Goldburg, R. et al.  "Marine Aquaculture in the United States:  Environmental Impacts and Policy Options."  Pew Oceans Commission, Arlington, VA, 2001. 

Naylor, Rosamond et al.  2001. Effect of aquaculture on world fish suppliesNature 405, 1017 - 1024 (2000) Miller Library.