Sustainable Aquaculture: Breakthroughs and Challenges

Sustainable Aquaculture: Breakthroughs and Challenges

Overfishing due to the immense global demand for fish has led to stock depletion and destroyed marine habitat. In order to meet the demand for seafood (which is expected to to rise eight percent over the next ten years) fisheries will increasingly turn to aquaculture, the farming of fish.
Sustainable development of aquaculture poses this challenge: How do we produce more fish without causing further environmental damage, and maintaining stocks for the future? Read this article to learn about the "five opportunity areas for further exploration that could potentially shift the aquaculture industry landscape toward less environmental impact, greater efficiency, lower risk, reduced costs, and increased scalability." While scaling up sustainable fishing practices is still a challenge for many, the aquaculture industry presents a great business opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs.

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