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Rise in Aquaculture Production Discussed in New Report

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in WorldNews | 0 comments

GLOBAL – Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011, and aquaculture is set to top 60 per cent of production by 2020, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service. Wild capture was 90.4 million tons in 2011, up two per cent from 2010. Aquaculture, in contrast, has been expanding steadily for the last 25 years and saw...

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Fishing down on the Farm

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in WorldNews | 0 comments

Almost half of the world’s fish are now grown via aquaculture, FAO says Fishing rights continue to be the cause – or at least the focus – of maritime territorial disputes in Asia, giving opportunities for nationalists to blow their trumpets. But the economic reality is that marine fisheries are becoming a less and less important contributor to global food supply, and for Asia in particular. Already, according to the latest World Review of Fisheries and Aquaculture published by...

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