With every year that passes, the amount of fish and fish products that are produced is diminishing and the market for them is declining.
Fish farms have become increasingly popular in recent years as demand has increased for fish-like products.
But, the process of farming these products is very complicated and involves a lot of land, labour and resources.
This is where the Seafood Management Councils (SMCs) come in.
With the SMCs, it’s your choice to produce fish for the local community, and the way that you do that depends on the size of the fish farm.
The SMCs are different to the traditional industry in that they do not produce or buy their own fish, but rather purchase fish from other aquaculture and fish farms in the region.
This gives them the freedom to choose where to produce their products.
If you’re in a smaller town, for example, you might not need to have a large farm in order to produce your products.
SMCs can also be a great way to provide local jobs, and it’s important to remember that SMCs have the same rights and responsibilities as other commercial fishery operators.
Read more about seafood management councils in this article