Farming Nemo

FARMINGNEMO Aquaculture, or raising fish under controlled conditions instead of catching them in the wild, is the fastest growing source of animal protein. Aquaculture accounts for roughly half of the world's food fish. TO MEET CURRENT WORLD'S AMERICAS FISH ARE FARMED AND PRODUCED IN CONSUMPTION RATES OCEAN FISHERIES ARE 4.5% EUROPE 4.5% ASIA CHINA IN ENCLOSED PENS IN OCEANS & LAKES 26% 62% DEPLETED OR OVERFISHED 32% MAN-MADE PONDS OR TANKS 40 MILLION TONS 52% OF SEAFOOD WORLDWIDE NEEDED PER YEAR BY 2030 WILL BECOME DEPLETED *COUNTRIES OTHER THAN CHINA IF PUSHED BEYOND CURRENT LEVELS EVERY YEAR TOP 10 SEAFOODS FISH FIGHT BACK 50-70 A number of fish will reportedly feast on human flesh. CONSUMED BY AMERICANS IN 2010 (LBS/PERSON) SHARK ATTACKS 5-15 PIRANHAS FATALITIES 4.10 2.8 1.84 1.34 1.19 0.92 0.61 0.44 0.43 0.34 SHRIMP CANNED TUNA SALMON TILAPIA POLLOCK CATFISH CRAB COD PANGASIUS CLAMS GIANT SNAKEHEADS PUCA AQUACULTURE Can be input-intensive for carnivorous fish. Farmed herbivorous fish like tilapia eat feed made of plant protein, vegetable oil, minerals and vitamins. Aquaculture began on Chinese silk farms around 3500 B.C. POTENTIAL FOR ECOLOGICAL DAMAGE Fish that escape can spread disease, compete for food and habitat and breed with local fish. FARMED BLUEFIN TUNA CARP FED ON SILKWORM WASTE REQUIRES 1 LB 20 LBS THAILAND HEIFER INTERNATIONAL ESTONIA Heifer International supports many aquaculture projects around the world. Farmed species include tilapia and crabs, and the farmers frequently combine the fish with plants to create a low-impact, symbiotic environment. Shellfish such as oysters, clams and mussels are filter feeders, meaning they eat plankton and other particles already present in the water. HAITI CHINA FISH AS FEED HONDURAS 1 LB REQUIRES 3+ LBS CAMBODIA SOURCES - THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD HEIFER CURRENTLY SUPPORTS ECUADOR AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION, FARMED SALMON THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION AND 63 AQUACULTURE PROJECTS PHILIPPINES BRAZIL TANZANIA "AQUACULTURE SCIENCE" BY R.0. PARKER

Farming Nemo

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Infographic about aquaculture, fish consumption rates and ocean fisheries around the world





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