16 Aug '12, 12pm

We're eating more #fish than ever, especially farmed fish #aquaculture via @Worldwatchinst

Aquaculture Feeding World’s Insatiable Appetite for Seafood Print/Email New Worldwatch Institute report discusses the rise in aquaculture production and seafood consumption and their impact on the environment Washington, D.C. —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 in 2011, up 2 percent from 2010. Aquaculture, in contrast, has been expanding steadily for the last 25 years and saw a rise of 6.2 percent in 2011, write report authors Danielle Nierenberg and Katie Spoden. “Growth in fish farming can be a double-edged sword,” said Nierenberg, co-author of the report a...

Full article: http://www.worldwatch.org/aquaculture-feeding-world%E2%80...

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