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>Fascinating really that the farmed fish is "better" for you than the wild, kind of goes against the grain of what we're led to believe about organic/wild food.
We are only as pervasive a species as we are because of agriculture. The ability to grow bigger, better food and keep it all in once place is the direct factor that caused brain growth, settlements, infrastructure, and so on. I understand why people find appeal in paelo diets and wild food and all that, but the reality is that ever since the first caveman dropped some meat in a fire, we have been on a path to prepared and farmed foods.
Farmed seafood specifically is ridiculously sustainable and, like you say, inherently better as a food than the wild equivalent. I was the executive chef of a seafood restaurant chain, so I feel qualified to say that no, you absolutely cannot tell the difference between farmed and line caught sea bass, for example. Salmon gets a bad rap because of the relatively common knowledge that farmed salmon isn't really pink and they have to feed them stuff to dye their flesh, but so fucking what - it still tastes the same, actually better, as farmed salmon has a higher fat content. If I was still Fish King I would decree we start marketing "white salmon" as the new trendy product, and just stop feeding them the dye. Lean into it. There's no point sitting on our phones/laptops on our sofas in our houses and saying that fish should be caught by hand by one old man in a river.