Watch out for cobia as the newest fish dish at your local restaurant. ABC's Jeffrey Kofman gave us the heads up. As wild fisheries get depleted, as much as 40% of the fish in our diet is farmed--but most farms pollute the coastal ecosystem, with too many fish, too much fish food, and too much fish excrement in shallow waters. Cousteau-like he showed us scuba shots of a newly designed deep-water fish farm off the Puerto Rican island of Culebra where the currents are strong enough to wash pollution away. The fish are fed with down a 90-foot long tube with organic pellets--and the species is cobia.
No word on how farm-raised cobia tastes.
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