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Reeling them in
The global appetite for fresh fish is growing, but how much is this boom in aquaculture costing Asia?
Last Modified: 25 May 2011 12:37

Globally we are eating more fish than ever before and demand is growing.

With the world's ocean fishing stocks at breaking point and trawler fleets fishing further, longer and deeper, the only alternative is for Asian fish farms to fill the gap.

But with environmental and health controversies, 101 East asks, is fish farming the answer to the world's emptying oceans, or is this the end of the line?

This 101 East episode can be seen from Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2230;Friday: 0930; Saturday: 0330; Sunday: 1630.

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