Aquaculture vital to future of world’s seafood supply

Aquaculture has been around for more than 2,000 years and the practice of raising fish through that method is just as important now as it was centuries ago.

“One of the first records of aquaculture dates back to around 500 BC when Chinese historian Fan Lai wrote a book titled “The Classic of Fish Culture.” In the Hawaiian Islands, aquaculture dates back over half a millennium,” said Cynthia Sandoval, a communications specialist for NOAA Fisheries Office of Agriculture. “These traditional fishponds cultivated and propagated many different fresh and saltwater plants and animals, including mullet and milkfish.”

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