Well, the facts are a bit more complicated. Over-fishing is a huge threat facing the ocean today. Sustainable seafood options are crucial to protecting the planet’s wild fish populations. While in the past a whole scale “farm-raised fish is bad” mentality may have been mostly correct, modern aqua-culturists have make huge strides in ensuring a better product for consumers while easing the burden on wild fisheries.
Take catfish for example. In the wild, catfish are scavenger fish eating whatever they find in the channel floor. When you fish for them you don’t know what you are going to catch, size, health etc. In a farm setting catfish can be selected for quality, fed an all-natural diet designed by biologist to promote their healthy growth, and be harvested when they are at the perfect age for both flavor and population health.