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Acquaculture: production and markets

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  • Trond Bjorndal
  • F. Asche
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
Pages60-71
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789832346616
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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