The water surrounding our planet's landmasses has accumulated colossal levels of pollution: fertilisers, antibiotics, chemical runoff, fuel and waste dumped in all possible waterways. The impact of intensive land farming is well known, but there is less awareness about the detrimental effects of fish farming.
Over the past four decades, open-net fish farms have grown to operate like underwater feedlots, releasing sludge and parasites into the ocean. While operating within environmental legal frameworks, these are proving insufficient to tackle the increasing destruction of marine habitats. Salmon farms are at the forefront of this toxic runoff severely affecting other species and their surrounding, as well as depleting faraway oceans through the feeding system. Processed fish feed contains Peruvian or Senegalese anchovies, exhausting fish populations and fisherfolks' livelihoods in order to feed Norwegian and Scottish salmon to the rest of the world.
In a season of polluted shores, CLIMAVORE aims to divest from intensive fish farming and transition into regenerative aqua-cultures to strengthen coastal economies and water ecologies alike.