Baltimore researchers turn cobia into vegetariansPosted on
Cobia, sometimes called black salmon, is a powerful fish that devours other marine life, from smaller fish to crabs.
Recently, three Baltimore researchers set out to tame this wild and hungry fish — specifically, to turn it into a vegetarian. Last week, they said they had pulled off the feat at a laboratory.
The conversion is a first, according to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and a key to breaking a cycle in which the ocean’s stocks of small fish — menhaden, anchovies and sardines — are plundered by industrial fishing, partly to provide fish feed to aquaculture, one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the world.
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