Farmed fish is the answer to healthy living for everyone interested in living a sustained, healthy lifestyle.
Green is a word that has come to be associated with all the good left in this concrete jungle of a world. Be it environmental consciousness or healthy living, a turn back to nature is the immediate answer. Urban households today are gradually shifting their consumption towards organic foods, denouncing ‘artificially’ cultivated produce. While a move back to nature is essential, we must realise that we exist within nature, and can only sustain if we don’t excessively exploit it. All things natural are considered the key to health but companies like Cambay Tiger are redefining what it means to be ‘organic’.
Cambay Tiger, like many other growing fish enterprises, lays a heavy emphasis on farmed produce as opposed to caught produce. This shift in fish sourcing tackles the concerns of environmental sustainability, all season availability, and high health standards at one go. People are quick to relegate farmed fish produce to artificiality, which is often equated with being unhealthy or unhygienic. The truth however is that while adopting more organic means of agriculture, you are still manipulating nature to your will. Since aquaculture is relatively new, people believe that caught fish is the ‘organic’ answer, but the reality is that fish farming too can be carried out in an organic manner. In fact companies like Cambay Tiger place great importance on replicating natural ecosystems in order to yield the best produce. Since growth conditions are controlled and monitored, it is ensured that the produce is of the highest quality and is rich in nutrients and minerals essential for growth. Furthermore, with produce being harvested only once ordered, the chances of produce going stale are considerably lowered.
While aquaculture is the environmentally sustainable way to go, given that our oceans will be depleted of naturally occurring fish by 2050, all season availability of fish produce is another great benefit. If for nothing else, a move to farmed fish must be brought about for the purely selfish reason that we don’t want to have to lay off fish during the monsoons. Monsoon being the breeding season for naturally occurring fish, fishing during this period is banned in India. However, monsoon is also the harvest season for farmed produce, which makes it especially advantageous to consume farmed fish in order to not have our diet dictated by the rain outside! The Green revolution came and went; it’s time now for the blue revolution in seafood.