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Divers around the open-ocean aquaculture cage at the Cape Eleuthera Institute.

Wild vs. farmed seafood: A false dichotomy

Chefs and sustainability advocates paint a more complex picture

With consumers’ growing interest in eating well and the myriad health benefits of seafood, it’s not surprising that consumption of seafood is on the rise. Still, misperceptions about seafood persist, perhaps chief among them that all wild-caught seafood is “good” and all farmed seafood is “bad” in terms of health and sustainability.

“It continues to befuddle us a bit,” said Michael Rubino, director of aquaculture for NOAA Fisheries

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