Aquaculture



Aquaculture_1000According to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing source of animal protein, providing more than half of all fish consumed globally. With the rapid increase in human population and the increase in income per capita for developing countries, the global demand for animal protein is expected to double the present consumption by 2050.

Aquaculture, already accounting for over 100 million tons with a value of nearly US$166 Billion, will play a vital role in the efforts to meet this surging demand in the upcoming decades. To achieve this challenging goal, limited by land and water resources, the aquaculture industry will inevitably require novel high-tech solutions to enhance efficiencies and increase yields while minimizing environmental impact.

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    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, for a world without hunger
    Supporting Sustainability
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    Crustacean aquaculture
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