The future of fish farming and marine fisheries for a growing population

The Fish Site
March 18, 2013

As the world’s population heads towards the 9.3 billion mark, predicted for 2050, the demand for fish products is also expected to grow. However, there are questions about the ability of marine fisheries and aquaculture to match increasing consumption rates. Aquaculture is currently growing at a faster rate than population growth, with total fish production (from aquaculture and wild marine fisheries) calculated at 142 megatonnes (Mt) in 2008, two thirds of which was used for direct human consumption.

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