AQUACULTURE. Industry – Science – Sustainability.

AQUACULTURE IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING FOOD PRODUCTION SECTORS IN THE WORLD. NATURAL FISHERIES HAVE LIMITATIONS ON HOW MANY FISH CAN BE CAUGHT AND ARE ONLY AVAILABLE DURING CERTAIN MONTHS OF THE YEAR. AS AN ALTERNATIVE, AQUACULTURE CAN PROVIDE LARGE AND CONSISTENT QUANTITIES OF FISH AND SEAFOOD. THE ADDITION OF AQUACULTURAL STOCKS SUCH AS SALMON AND OYSTERS INTO THE MARKETPLACE HAS HELPED MEET CURRENT SEAFOOD DEMANDS. A GENERAL REVIEW ABOUT THE AREAS WHERE AQUACULTURE HAS HAD A BIG DEVELOPMENT OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS WITH AN EMPHASIS IN FISH FARMING WILL BE EXPOSED IN THIS PRESENTATION, FOCUSING THE TOPICS IN THREE AREAS , INDUSTRY BASICALLY PRODUCTION AT DIFFERENT SCALES, SCIENCE APPLIED TO AQUACULTURE AND FINALLY A BRIEF REVIEW ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES AND WHAT IS DONE IN AQUACULTURE AT THE PRESENT. The presenter is Jorge Ulloa, marine biologist from a Chilean University.