Recent Examples of aquaculture from the Web
The couple was born and raised in New England, with Weatherly earning a bachelor's degree in aquaculture and fisheries technology from the University of Rhode Island in 2003.
The project grew out of other environmental initiatives, beginning in 2008, of the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, a unique public high school whose curriculum includes sailing, diving, marine biology and aquaculture.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food production sector.
Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the pests, which Fish Farmer Magazine stated last year costs the global aquaculture industry about $1 billion annually.
Preliminary surveys suggest a laboratory primarily used for fisheries research and aquaculture experienced some flooding but avoided major damage, Palmer says.
Pacific oysters are native to Asia and are the most popular and valued oyster for aquaculture globally.
Menhaden is also used in products such as aquaculture feed and fish oil supplements.
Human consumption of fish has now overtaken that of beef, and aquaculture accounts for half of all the fish people eat.
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Did You Know?
For most of the modern history of aquaculture, only costly fish and shellfish like salmon and shrimp were harvested. But new technologies are allowing cheaper and more efficient cultivation of fish for food, and such common fish as cod are now being farmed. Seaweeds and other algae are also being grown--for food (mostly in Asia), cattle feed, fertilizer, and experimentally as a source of energy. Aquaculture is now the world's fastest-growing form of food production.
Origin and Etymology of aquaculture
First Known Use: 1864See Words from the same year
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