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Sustainable Aquaculture: Five Strategies to Getting Growth Right

Sustainable Aquaculture: Five Strategies to Getting Growth Right | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

A guest blog by Richard Waite of the World Resources Institute (WRI), Michael Phillips of WorldFish, and Randall Brummett of the World Bank.


The world’s appetite for fish is steadily growing. Finfish and shellfish currently make up one-sixth of the animal protein people consume globally. As the global wild fish catch peaked in the 1990s, aquaculture—or fish farming—has grown rapidly to meet world fish demand, more than doubling production between 2000 and 2012. New research shows that aquaculture production will need to more than double again between now and 2050 to meet the demands of a growing population.

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Continuing the theme of sustainability - this blog article from Worldfish and associated paper sets out some strategies for ensuring future sustainability in aquaculture

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Scotland's Aquaculture | Home

Scotland's Aquaculture | Home | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Aquaculture is an industry of growing importance in Scotland providing valuable jobs and income for the economy. The Scottish aquaculture industry is regulated with a view to promoting food safety, compliance with legislation and sustainability.

 

This new website has been developed in partnership by Marine Scotland, SEPA, The Crown Estate and the Food Standards Agency, to provide access to a range of information about aquaculture in Scotland.

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This is groundbreaking in its level of detail on aquaculture sites and regulation - lots of teaching and learning resources here!

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EWOS Sustainability Report

EWOS Sustainability Report | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

EWOS is committed to sustainable aquaculture and offers an annual comprehensive report of sustainability goals and social and environmental responsibilities. EWOS reports according to the sustainability indicators from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

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With so much attention now being paid to sustainability issues, this is an excellent case study for teachers and students looking at the implementation of the Global Reporting Initiative in the aquaculture sector

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