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Today’s guest is Professor Greg Lutz from Louisiana State University’s AgCenter. He’s been studying the effects of aquaculture and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Aquaculture Magazine.
In this episode, he gives an introduction to what aquaculture is, its limitations, and how it can help societies around the world.
In this episode we cover:
2:00: How Dr. Lutz got inspired to pursue aquaculture
3:55: What is aquaculture for beginners
16:00: Why we can’t keep extracting creatures from the oceans without replenishment
19:54: Why aquaculture has seen criticism
22:56: What it’s like running one of the largest aquaculture operations in Louisiana
31:00: What’s the quality of farmed fish?
39:00: Does he have reservations about buying farmed fish from big box stores?
42:00: Where Greg has traveled and how aquaculture is done abroad + why he loves Africa
49:00: How a fish trap can help local communities
54:00: What resources does he recommend for getting into aquaculture?
- Look at professional organizations:
- Aquaculture Stewardship Council – look at the realistic aspects
- Global Aquaculture Advocate – balanced outlooks, don’t hide the problems
- World Aquaculture Magazine
- World Wildlife Fund – they have an aquaculture section
59:00: Why does he fish?
- The wise people say: You have to make time.
- No better way to get in touch with nature than fishing.
1:03:00: How to get in touch with Dr. Lutz
- Search “Greg Lutz aquaculture”
- Editor-in-Chief of Aquaculture Magazine