Aquaculture: Fish Farming Fights Poverty

According to the FAO, aquaculture and culture-based fisheries have had an overall growth rate of 11 percent since 1984, making them the world’s fastest growing food-producing sector for 20 years. In 1999, 42.77 million metric tons of aquatic products were produced with a value of $53 billion. In addition, 300 species of aquatic organisms are farmed globally today. It is projected that 62 percent of fish will be produced from aquaculture by 2030; Asian countries will make up 70 percent of global fish consumption, while fish consumption in African countries will increase by 30 percent. The FAO predicts that there will be an increase in the demand for fish due to expected economic development, population growth and changes in eating habits…..(

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