Dr. Maysar Abu Al-Rish, assistant professor of aquaculture at the College of Marine Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, explained the difference between sea fish and aquaculture, and which is better for human health.
Reasons for preferring farm fish over marine fish
He added, as for fish in the seas, they enter into a mating phase if the temperature in the seas is raised, such as grouper fish, they mate during the month of March until July, after that the fish do not mate, and no large quantities of fish are produced throughout the year.
He continued, if you are a fisherman, you will notice that the sizes of the fish are gradually decreasing, as they are not given their right and the environment in which they grow, as is the case on farms.
Sea fish are very few
And he added, there is something very important, that the fish of the seas are very few, because the seas are a world and connected to each other, and the fish do not live except on the coasts of continents and countries, but they do not live in the oceans, and the coral reefs are their homes, so in the event of human intervention and overfishing, the fish migrate.
Sea fish of unknown origin
And he went on to say that the fish of the seas do not know their source, and we do not know the amount of harmful substances and heavy metals that are thrown into the sea, unlike the fish in the culture environment. It affects human health.