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IN many parts of the world, our ocean’s marine ecosystems are in danger of collapse. Several key factors are contributing to this: overfishing, the targeting of endangered species, techniques like benthic hic trawling and driftnetting, ting, pollution, climate change,ange, and human encroachment ment as a consequence of population growth.
However, individualsals and companies are beginning ning to promote genuinely sustainable fishing and nd throughout Australia a you’ll find world’s best-practicectice operations.
Perhaps the most outstanding example of environmentally manageable aquaculture is found in far-north Queensland, d, just outside the township of Ayr. An hour south of Townsville on the Whitsunday coast are e a series of sprawling ponds that sit perched d on the edge of the Coral Sea. The bright freshwater swirls and d writhes as thousands of juvenile fish congregate for feeding time. This is a cobia farm. Known locally as ‘black kingfish’, cobia is actually a type of remora, those sucker fish you see attached to sharks in nature docume documentaries. Its rich, pearl-wh pearl-white flesh is oily and deliciou delicious, and a favourite among c chefs. Availa Available fresh from Christm Christmas to June, and frozen fo for the remainder of the year year, cobia is a perfect example of the potential of intellige intelligent and responsible farming farming. Water quality is mana managed by an esta established series of ma mangroves, feed is pr provided by an ex extraordinary fi fishmeal replacement in invented by the CSIRO, and careful breeding is being used to minimise input costs. You’ll pay a little m more for cobia, but tha that price reflects the fact that you are purc purchasing not merely the se seafood, but the protec protection of our oceans – and tha that’s worth every cent.
Its rich pearlwhite flesh is oily and delicious.