Diver inspects aquaculture vessel for farming cobia off the coast of Puerto Rico.

David Colgan for phys.org: Will ocean seafood farming sink or swim? Study evaluates its potential

In a study published in the journal Marine Policy, UCLA researchers report that they have conducted the first country-by-country evaluation of the potential for marine under current governance, policy and capital patterns. They discovered a patchwork of opportunities and pitfalls.

Peter Kareiva, one of the study’s authors and director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, said sustainable food systems are an important part of the fight against climate change.