This is a central question in a paper Eddie co-authored in Nature entitled "Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health," last June. The paper concluded that aquaculture was displacing wild catch fisheries in many places; particularly, in places where nutritionally vulnerable people were neither accessing aquaculture-grown fish nor benefiting from its industry profits. In response, industry and researchers alike questioned the representation of aquaculture in developing countries publishing an article in the journal Global Food Security.
Surrounding the debate: Eddie believes that both teams are actually mostly on the same page, even if their conclusions were different. At the end of March, Eddie was interviewed about this research and his take on some of the contention surrounding their findings. Read about it here!