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Aquaculture Feeding World’s Insatiable Appetite for Seafood

    Aquaculture Feeding World’s Insatiable Appetite for Seafood

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 percent of production by 2020, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Wild capture was 90.4 million tons […]

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Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

    Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

The first-ever global assessment of the environmental costs of aquaculture shows that farmed seafood is less ecologically damaging than livestock production, and that there is great potential for improvements in efficiency.
A new and comprehensive analysis released by WorldFish Center and Conservation International (CI) has investigated the environmental impact of the world’s major aquaculture production systems […]

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Global Fish Consumption Reaches Record High

    Global Fish Consumption Reaches Record High

The contribution of fish to global diets has reached a record of about 17 kg per person on average, supplying over three billion people with at least 15% of their average animal protein intake. This increase is due mainly to the ever-growing production of aquaculture which is set to overtake capture fisheries as a source of […]

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Ambitious Three Year Development Strategy For Irish Seafood Industry

    Ambitious Three Year Development Strategy For Irish Seafood Industry

An ambitious development strategy for the Irish seafood sector has been unveiled. The three year strategy, drafted in consultation with the Irish seafood industry and entitled ‘Delivering on the Potential of Irish Seafood 2010-2012’, will be delivered by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board. The detailed plan sets out over 70 detailed […]

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