5 Key Things to Know About Aquaculture

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Lily Stuart is the Research & Engagement Manager of FAIRR Initiative’s Aquaculture and Biodiversity Department. FAIRR Initiative is one of the world’s leading organizations that aims to address ESG issues in the food industry, with a particular focus on animal welfare and plant alternatives. As part of FAIRR’s core team, Lily is responsible for the organization's research and engagement in all things regarding biodiversity and aquaculture.

Lily joins me today to discuss what’s really happening to our waters and the emerging trends in alternative fish products. She explains what aquaculture is and why it’s currently in hot water over ESG compliance. She describes the various hurdles that are preventing the fish industry from making fast progress in fish welfare and the social risks associated with the salmon aquaculture industry. Lily also shares what she’s excited about in the realm of lab-grown fish products.

"The terrestrial animals we farm feel stress and pain, and people are becoming a lot more conscious about it with regards to fish." - Lily Stuart

This week on CTRL-ALT-Meat:

  • What's going on in aquaculture and the state of our seas
  • What aquaculture means and why it's facing intense ESG scrutiny
  • The two biggest aquacultures in the West
  • The increasing awareness with issues of fish welfare
  • Major challenges preventing progress in fish welfare in the food industry
  • Social risks in the salmon aquaculture industry
  • The growth of alternative seafood and the exciting developments she is seeing
  • How cell-cultured fish products are more efficient than growing live fish

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