How is fishing like aquaculture? Trick question. It’s not.
UPDATE April 2, 2011: Kona Blue Aquapods lost at sea! Operators "decided" to sink the two aquapods because they were surprised at the rough seas in the Alenuihaha Channel. One pod sunk, one drifted away. We are concerned about entanglements and damage to corals. Operators prepared to try again next month. Permit has not yet been issued. Read more in the news.
A personal favorite in the comments on the: "No way to reattach the tether", "no way to sink the cage". Those aren't problems with the design so much as they are symptoms of a deeper failure of vision: "No clue about how to deal with easily foreseeable occurrences".
This approach has left little room for meaningful review by agencies and the general public. Little consideration is being given to the long term and potential cumulative impacts of this decision. But we should not let the federal government’s absurdly short comment periods prevent us from demonstrating our support for proper stewardship of our ocean resources. Submit your comments to NMFS right now.