Indian Ocean, east (FAO 57)
Net pens/ Cages
Yellowtail kingfish is farmed increasingly at more places. The young fish used for the aquaculture do not come from the wild. the farming in cages in the sea is not the most environmental friendly option due to fact that not eaten feed and waste come directly in the sea and diseases spread easily to and from wild fish. There is still relatively much wild fish needed for the farming of this fish: for 1 kg farmed fish about 4 kg wild fish is caught.