The issue of aquaculture (fish farming) is not a simple one. When only considering the basic theory of fish farming, and not its ugly real world repercussions, one could put forth the argument that some forms of aquaculture can help take pressure off wild fisheries and provide much-needed income to coastal communities in trying economic times. However, when one takes a closer look at the impact aquaculture has on the environment and wild marine species, it becomes clear that the communities in question can end up suffering rather than thriving.