Other Farmed Seafood
Why It Matters
Demand for Farmed Fish is Growing at a Rapid Pace
The aquaculture industry helps address the world’s growing demand for seafood as a protein source. That demand cannot be filled by marine fish stocks, which are either fully exploited or overfished. Pangasius, the fastest-growing aquaculture product in the world, is shipped to 130 countries from farms in Vietnam and 73 percent of tilapia comes from a farm. Cobia and seriola, once the origin of sport fishermen, are now harvested on aquaculture farms in West Virginia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Mexico, Belize, Japan and Australia. Freshwater trout, also once a sportsmen’s fish, is cultivated in a rapidly increasing number of farms in high mountain lakes.