17 Jun '11, 5am

Efficient aquaculture needed for food security, particularly in Asia

Efficient aquaculture needed for food security, particularly in Asia

Efficient aquaculture needed for food security, particularly in Asia By Karimeh Moukaddem , mongabay.com June 17, 2011 World aquaculture production by continent in 2008 (China treated separately). Land areas are adjusted proportionally to reflect production volumes. Aquaculture is the best way to meet future demand for seafood, which is expected to rise significantly by 2030 due expanding middle class populations in China, India, and Southeast Asia expand, argues a new report. Blue Frontiers: Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture , produced by Conservation International and WorldFish, says that while aquaculture has less of an ecological impact than livestock production and wild sea-catch, gains in industry efficiency are needed to ensure both environmental quality and global food security. "There are a number of well-founded concerns about aquaculture, in terms ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0617-aquaculture.html

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