Spanish aquaculture company Noiva Pesanova has stepped up preparations to launch the world’s first octopus farm in 2023, but scientists have strong objections.
It should be noted that the octopus ie ‘octopus’ has the status of the desired seafood in Asia, America and many European countries.
Noiva Peshanova says that farming nutritious octopuses will provide employment to a large number of people and create new business opportunities.
The octopus becomes a full grown adult in just one to two years and its size is also quite large. Therefore, it can lead to a profitable business.
On the contrary, environmentalists are concerned that octopus farming will create a variety of pollutants, including dangerous microbes, which could lead to further environmental problems.
In addition, ethicists and biologists warn that octopus farming will be a costly affair, as well as depriving these free-floating animals of their natural marine environment.
The octopus is a freedom-loving marine animal which, when confined in an aquarium, becomes very angry and very difficult to control.
Not only that, but the octopus is also very intelligent and tries to escape from captivity as soon as it gets a chance.
Responding to all objections, Noiva Peshanova said that she has a keen eye on all issues related to octopus farming and that all these issues will be resolved by the time the first octopus farm is launched next year (in 2023).