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The Need for Aquaculture

The FAO predicts that the world’s population will increase to 9.2 billion people by 2050. Adding to the continuously growing population, is the increase in demand for seafood, putting enormous pressure on the wild capture fisheries in our oceans. This pressure has led to the majority of the wild captured fisheries to be exploited or over exploited. Aquaculture is the only method available to fulfill the population’s growing demand for seafood and for protecting our oceans.