I've been bombarded with conversations about offshore fish farms and aquaculture projects, most likely in the Gulf. I've done a little reading, just trying to keep up, and have my own ideas, but I was curious what the seasoned anglers on this forum thought about the idea of fish farms offshore. Do they increase pollution? Are they worth it? Will they hurt recreational fishing if cobia, for example, become so inexpensive because they're farmed that no one bothers to target them in the wild? This is obviously dependent on the species, but does the threat of farmed fish escaping create worry?
Again, just curious...