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(Washington Post)   Scientists turn a carnivorous fish into a vegetarian, presumably by the tried-and-true method: give him a vegetarian girlfriend   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 16
    More: Interesting, idea, predatory fish, aquaculture, scientists, swordfish, fatty acids, omnivores, vegetarians  
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2013-08-12 07:38:59 AM
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2013-08-12 07:46:16 AM
bachelorhell.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-12 07:47:21 AM
For you, subby:

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2013-08-12 08:06:37 AM
alleghenycampus.com

Now, they eat rat.
 
2013-08-12 08:06:57 AM
Indeed.  Well played subby, well played.

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2013-08-12 08:19:00 AM
I wonder if its related to the cobia farming project Puerto Rico shut down.

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/Rumor had it they shut it down because the researchers wouldn't deliver the payola on time.
/I'm glad to see its making progress.
 
2013-08-12 08:44:45 AM

dittybopper: [media.screened.com image 600x300]


/came for this
 
2013-08-12 09:10:12 AM
I find this hard to believe.  There's just something fishy about this story...
 
2013-08-12 09:24:18 AM
This reminds me of a game of Nanofictionary I once played, where I paired up The Vegetarian Songwriter with The Pizza Delivery Guy as star-crossed lovers who could never agree where to date.
 
2013-08-12 09:35:41 AM
The past couple of weeks have been gold in the HOTY material. This one included.
 
2013-08-12 10:47:44 AM
The key point in this is that they DID NOT turn the fish in to vegetarians. They just fed them a diet of vegetables and amino acids that the fish could live off of. I am pretty sure that if the fish were released in to the wild they would go back to eating meat.
 
2013-08-12 11:10:39 AM

dittybopper: [media.screened.com image 600x300]


Damn!  Beat me to it!
 
2013-08-12 11:35:58 AM
looks like it's all under control here
/i'll just be on my way then
 
2013-08-12 03:18:11 PM

nmrsnr: [bachelorhell.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]


Well, my work here is done
 
2013-08-12 03:52:27 PM

theflinx: The key point in this is that they DID NOT turn the fish in to vegetarians. They just fed them a diet of vegetables and amino acids that the fish could live off of. I am pretty sure that if the fish were released in to the wild they would go back to eating meat.


Their eating behavior is indiscriminate. Thats why its possible to make them vegetarians in the first place, since they'll snap at anything.
The problem is keeping fish farms from using bycatch to bolster their product. That ends up doing more harm than good because it pays trawlers to dredge up just any old thing they find.

Farming a renewable food source is probably the best chance we've got of saving ocean species. The problem is it will never be cheaper than going out to find them until ocean stocks are entirely decimated.

/Which probably isn't a long way off, at this rate.
/Those hippies eating their McFish don't give a damn where it comes from.
 
2013-08-12 09:17:00 PM
Presumably by removing his testicles.
 
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