Urban Aquaculture: Background information when reading On Such a Full Sea

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On Such a Full Sea

by Chang-rae Lee

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
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    Jan 2014, 368 pages
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    Dec 2014, 432 pages

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Urban Aquaculture

Fan, the protagonist in On Such a Full Sea, works in a large fish tank. She tends to the fish that are being bred and makes sure the system is working in fine form. Such farms are part of B-Mor's economic system and the output they generate is shipped to the Charters beyond B-Mor's gates.

self-sustaining aquaculture tanksAs the temperature of oceans continues to rise, creating unstable environments for large-scale fishing, and as the world population keeps increasing, fish farming or aquaculture, which can be done in oceans, ponds or tanks, has been increasingly used to supplement diets.

The two primary types of aquaculture include extensive aquaculture where the chemical composition of ponds is altered so as to increase the production of phytoplankton and correspondingly, increase the production of fish, and intensive aquaculture, which includes a variety of external methods to increase fish production. These can range from cages suspended in the water, with the fish fed aerated oxygen and food; to ...

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