“Fish to 2030″ Report Affirms Aquaculture’s Growing Global Value

A new report is making waves in the aquaculture industry. “Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture” projects another increase in demand for farm-grown fish and seafood. The report estimates that aquaculture will provide over 62% of food fish for our global population by 2030. This is a substantial increase from the 50% of food fish currently provided by the aquaculture industry.

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The report was a collaboration between the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the International Food Policy Research Institute. A key indicator for the projected increase includes decreased catch from wild capture as fisheries level off. Rising demand from a globally emerging middle class is another important factor in the increase as well.

The report further explains that growing populations will require an increase in available fish and seafood. By 2030, China alone will account for 38% of global food fish consumption. Many nations are already increasing their investment in aquaculture.

The growing aquaculture industry presents a vital resource for job creation, economic opportunity, and nutritious food throughout the world. Aquaculture also boasts the added potential of becoming a sustainable industry.

Closed-loop, land-based aquaculture facilities like Florida Organic Aquaculture offer a solution to traditional, environmentally harmful aquaculture practices. To learn more about FOA’s sustainable practices visit http://www.flaquaculture.com/process.html.

To learn more or view the report visit:

http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/two-thirds-of-fish-to-come-from-aquaculture-by-2030.