Continual over fishing in our oceans and lakes, and the polluting of natural fish habitats have created a drastic, worldwide decrease in the amount of fish being caught. In addition, the increased difficulty in obtaining permits for raising fish in areas where they may have a negative impact on the environment, coupled with a growing demand for quality fish for human consumption, is creating a growing shortage of seafood products whose cultivation is sustainable which doesn’t damage the environment.
Israel’s semi-arid climate has forced fish growers to deal with the question of compatibility of different types of fish and the unique conditions of a limited water supply. Israel’s cultivation methods for salt water and fresh water fish and the advanced technologies developed here in the past decades help lead aquaculture on the global scene today.
Israel has forced its industry to move from cultivating fish in protected bays which are limited to cultivation in the open sea, based on methods using cages built to withstand storms and extreme sea conditions.