Wednesday, February 9, 2011

As aquaculture booms will wild fish recover?

In the past seven months global food prices have achieved record levels, but with concerns about future shortages, aquaculture is a glowing beacon in the generally challenging outlook for food production. This is one reason why Asian countries are so interested in aquaculture

In the past wild caught fish has been sustaining the world, but with the advent of overfishing and dwindling wild fish stocks, fish farming is a rapidly growing industry. Utilising land tanks and nets in the ocean, lakes and rivers helping to meet the growing demand for fish protein. Aquaculture has become a US$100 billion dollar industry.

Asia has led the way in production and exports of both wild capture and farmed fish, making an increasingly important contribution to the region's food security, while providing expanded employment opportunities and alleviating poverty. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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