Marine farming, or mariculture, is the cultivation of marine organisms for food and other products. It can be performed in places at different scales from the open ocean to a tank.
In 2018, commercial fishing acquired 84.4 M tons of marine organisms from the ocean. Though it’s still less than the peak happened in 1996 (86.4 M tons), continuous commercial fishing at a large scale had caused 34.2% of world fish stocks overfished, as of 2017. Overfishing is a major threat to the stability and health of entire marine ecosystems.
Should a challenge for boosting the development of marine farming for replacing all or most of activities of commercial fishing in the ocean be considered?