By National Aquaculture Association:
A variety of tenacious myths critical of marine aquaculture practiced in the United States have persisted for decades 2 to be presented as facts to the public and Congress. 3 The reality is U.S. fish and shellfish farmers culture aquatic animals and plants within a very complicated and expensive legal, regulatory, husbandry and science-driven environment. We believe critics are unfamiliar with this environment or have erroneously assume marine aquaculture-related environmental damage reported in other countries occurs in the United States. Our response to these pernicious myths, criticisms and assumptions does not lend itself to short, simple answers; although, we have worked to be as succinct as possible.