Sustainability in Global Aquaculture

Sustainability in Global Aquaculture : More Sustainable Methods are Expected in Global Aquaculture

Aug 19, 2015, 10:35 ET from ReportBuyer

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global aquaculture production has grown steadily in the last five decades. However, this has had a significant effect on the environment causing sustainability to become a key focus area for aquaculture providers. The below research service is an insight into the global sustainable aquaculture space and factors affecting its future growth. The trend of global aquaculture production is expected to grow substantially to meet increasing demand.

Key Findings

Asia has become the key production center for fishery products due to:

- Geographical advantages
- Financial support from governments
- Low labor and manufacturing costs

- China is the main contributor of fish products, contributing % of global fishery products.

- Southeast Asia is growing into the second largest producing region with an aggregate contribution of %.

- Highly industrialized countries such as the United States, France, Italy, and Japan show a continuous decrease in production.

- Over the last decade, the global capture of fishery products has increased by %, indicating that producers are over-exploiting wild stocks and raising production in an unsustainable way.

- Among the main producing countries, Peru, Japan, Chile, and Thailand have experienced a continuous decrease in fishery product capture without sacrificing total production.

- New regulations have been launched to control illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF), decrease in wild populations, and unsustainable aquatic farming.
- Inland aquaculture has been encouraged to integrate aquaculture with agriculture in order to preserve water resources.

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