Land-based or recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) projects are some of the hottest tickets in seafood today, with millions being invested, raised or squandered in the quest for profitable projects.

And while those with longer memories can easily call to mind the headlines some of the projects made, and some of the eco-plaudits they received prior to their collapse, a spate of newcomers to the sector may want to take a read of the (long) list of failures.

While land-based aquaculture is not by any means new, some countries have taken to it more than others. The United States in particular -- perhaps because failure is viewed as a stepping stone to success -- has had more than its share of collapses.

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