Acquaculture: production and markets

Trond Bjorndal, F. Asche

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    Aquaculture is a production technology with its origins in Egypt and China thousands of years ago. However, aquaculture was not very important in terms of quantity produced until the 1970s. Then, a significant change took place as better control of the production process enabled a number of new technologies and production practices to be developed and implemented. This improved the competitiveness of aquaculture products both as a source of basic food and as a cash crop. The competitiveness of aquaculture has further been increased by the product development and marketing that was possible with a more predictable supply. The combined effect of productivity and market growth has made aquaculture the world’s fastest growing animalbased food sector in recent decades (FAO 2006).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of marine fisheries conservation and management
    EditorsR. Grafton, R. Hilborn, D. Squires, M. Williams
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9789832346616
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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