- Seafood aquaculture now accounts for nearly 50 percent of the world supply.
- For 20 consecutive years China is #1, producing 70 percent of the world’s total output.
There are three trends in USA fisheries. The first is aggressive management to stop catastrophic damage and depletion, including the industrial forage of 90% of the world’s small fish ground up as animal feed. The second is open ocean aquaculture such as captive tuna aquaculture, with the hope that the challenges of disease, concentrated pollutants and genetics will be mastered. The third are new efforts to erect massive inland fish farms.