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will ostrom and joe alvernes scrape mussels from a rope.

Farming in the Ocean

Will Ostrom (blue hard hat), a senior engineering assistant in the WHOI Department of Physical Oceanography, and Joe Alvernes, a crewmember of the fishing vessel Nobska, scrape mussels from a rope that had been submerged for 19 months.  As the global demand for seafood increases and fishing stocks dwindle, the fishing industry is turning to aquaculture or "fish farming" to increase the supply of fish, shellfish, and marine plants. Aquaculture is the subject of a report being issued today by a panel of scientific, business, and conservation leaders. (Photo by Walter Paul, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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