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Aquaculture/Fish Farming

Aquaculture is the practice of raising aquatic life, such as finfish, shellfish, aquatic reptiles, amphibians, and plants, under controlled conditions, for all or parts of their life cycles, for the benefit of human groups. According to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, aquaculture is

understood to mean the farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and aquatic plants. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc. Farming also implies individual or corporate ownership of the stock being cultivated.

Variations of aquaculture are practiced in both freshwater and saltwater environments and focus on the production of food as opposed to wild capture or gathering ...

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