Global seafood (fish, shellfish, seaweeds and crustaceans from freshwater and the sea) consumption continues to rise despite wild harvests having peaked at around 90 million tons p.a. in the early 1990’s.

The gap between the stagnant wild supply and growing demand is being made up by the farming of fish and other organisms in a process known as aquaculture. This industry continues to grow at a steady rate with the output topping 106 million tons produced in 2015.

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