A Marine Life Algoa Bay video selected by Expert Tours:
For millennia, we have harvested copious fish catches from our seas but due to overfishing and exploitation, our natural fish stocks are rapidly disappearing. With an ever growing population and so many hungry people in our own nation, its vitally important that we find a sustainable solution to take pressure off the sea. Why not fish farming? Fish farming is a practical means of providing fish to the country and many South African markets are already receiving fresh fish stocks from farms in East London and Lesotho. Now, a new fish farm has been proposed for Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth and while this fish farm could provide much needed fish for the nation, residents are greatly concerned about the impact this development will have on the ocean environment and local tourism. Bonne travels to the beautiful PE shoreline and tries to find out the truth about ocean-based fish farms.