Fish Farming | A Pound of Flesh

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Fish farming – aquaculture – has taken hold as a major new industry in the world , and in this period of an ever-expanding global market, it promises to continue growing. But there are some important issues to consider when we buy farmed fish for consumption. The foremost question on my mind is “Is this a sustainable industry? Do the inputs (feed, habitat set aside for farms, etc.) equal the outputs (the amount of fish that eventually goes to market)? A second question is “Is farmed fish as healthy as wild-caught fish?” Finally, “What is the cost to the environment?”

Time magazine recently weighed in on some of these issues and uncovered the following facts:

    Nearly 40% of all fish consumed worldwide comes from aquaculture.
    The industry has grown 9% per year since 1975 and demand for species such as salmon, tuna and shrimp has doubled since then.
    To produce 1 kilogram of high-protein fish food that is fed to ocean-bred, farmed fish, it takes 4.5 kilograms of smaller fish.

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African Odyssey – Jaci’s Safari Lodge, Makikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

We descend 1500 feet into this ancient caldera to explore this most beautiful and natural wildlife haven. Black-maned lions, huge-tusked elephants and black rhino roam freely protected by the walls of the crater itself. We move on through the Olduvai Gorge, said to be the birthplace of man, into the Serengeti to witness the migration north of millions of wildebeest and zebra with the big predators following them.

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On this edition we will see: Hyenas, Black Maned Lions, Wildebeest, Leopard, Wild Dog, Antelope, Elephants, and many more.

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On this edition we will see: Hyenas, Lions, Wildebeest, Antelope, Elephants, and many more.

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On this edition we will see: Hyenas, Lions, Wildebeest, Antelope, Elephants, and many more.

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On this edition we will see: Rhino, Buffalo, Zebra, Elephants, New Born Baby Elephants, termites.

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The name comes from the african word for two lions.

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