News article in Houston paper covers plans to now raise farmed fish in the Gulf of Mexico.
Another source of fresh seafood for the nations markets puts a even bigger burden for management of Alaska's fisheries resources. The aticle notes that: ".., imports now satisfy 84 percent of the nationís growing appetite for seafood, and at least 40 percent of that is farmed, according to the most recent federal data."
Almost all of the shrimp, catfish, and trout sold are now farm raised; I don't know the percentage of salmon but it must large. As this trend continues the importance and value of our fisheries may continue to drop.