With wild fish stocks on the brink, Singapore turns to high-tech fish factories for its beloved seafood

In a photo taken on Feb 27, 2019, workers at Barramundi Asia, which operates farms off Singapore, harvest fish from a sea cage.
In a photo taken on Feb 27, 2019, workers at Barramundi Asia, which operates farms off Singapore, harvest fish from a sea cage.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - To have a hope of feeding Singapore at a time when global warming and overfishing are decimating fish stocks around the world, the authorities are looking to seafood farmed Singapore-style for a reliable protein source: high tech, high-yield, sustainable and climate-proof.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) told The Straits Times that a decline in wild-caught fish had propelled aquaculture into an important sector.

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