The increase in demand and the destruction of oceans, has lead to the rapid growth of the aquaculture industry. Fish are now being confined to the same levels of confinement & toxic living conditions as other factory farmed animals.
As per the UN, over 80% of global fishing stocks are either fully depleted or overexploited. This has lead to a large increase in the share of aquaculture, which now accounts for almost half of all fish consumed globally, with a rapidly increasing share.
Conditions for fish in aquaculture farms, are similar to the abuses faced by other farm animals. Fish are raised in overcrowded, filthy ponds with varying water temperatures and artificial lighting. All of this leads to significantly increased stress levels, diseases and mortalities for fish raised in aquaculture farms.
Did you know?
Recent research has proven that not only do fish feel pain, but they also have intelligence, long-term memories, the ability to use tools and form sophisticated social structures.