Living Ocean Productions has released a new film on YouTube highlighting American aquaculture in the 21st Century.
The video, titled “The Working Waterfront,” looks at four U.S. farms growing catfish, salmon, oysters and mussels, their commitment to environmental responsibility, and the economic benefits of their businesses to local communities. The farmers also discuss the various challenges to growing a robust aquaculture industry in the U.S.
“To grow aquaculture in the United States, it’s going to take an education effort,” explains Gary Moretti, owner of Bangs Island Mussels and Wild Ocean Aquaculture. “Once people understand it, then they start to appreciate what the end product is, and the end product is very good. Not just sort of good, it’s a very good and healthy end product.”
The 25-minute video dives into the aquaculture industry, highlighting all aspects from day-to-day operations to long-term goals and visions. Adds Moretti, “You can certainly make a living at it (aquaculture) and it’s an economically viable way of life.”