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Episode 901: The Future of Seafood

It is estimated there will be two billion more people on the planet by mid-century. To feed this booming world population, more fish will need to be farmed than ever before. Scientists at the University of Miami’s Experimental Hatchery are developing new and innovative techniques to help meet future demand. The scientists often collaborate with the private sector, including Open Blue, a company that raises cobia along Panama’s Caribbean coast. Open Blue’s approach to farming fish in a sustainable way is to move aquaculture operations offshore – where there is plenty of available space and strong currents flush out the pens to avoid polluting sensitive ecosystems.


Meet the experts featured in this episode.

Image Credits

Changing Seas would like to thank the following individuals and institutions who kindly allowed their footage, images and other media to be used in this production:

Daniel Benetti, Ph.D.
UM Aquaculture

Open Blue


University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

UM Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science- RECOVER

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Pew Oceans Commission

Alfredo Quatro
Mangrove Action Project

Ellen Hines
Marine Photobank

Web Extras

Scientist Studies Nassau Grouper at the University of Miami

Mahi-mahi Research at the University of Miami

Funding for this episode of Changing Seas was provided by: