Why Do We Need Aquaculture in Current Fish Science


Why Do We Need Aquaculture in Current Fish Science

Journal of Fisheries Research is an open-access scholarly journal focused on publishing articles in all aspects of integrative fields Fisheries science, and their related topics.

What is Aquaculture?

Aquaculture is the controlled process of cultivating aquatic organisms, especially for human consumption. It’s a similar concept to agriculture, but with fish instead of plants or livestock. Aquaculture is also referred to as fish farming. The seafood that you find at your local grocery store is likely labeled as farmed fish. Aquaculture can happen all over the world, and it does: in coastal ocean waters, freshwater ponds and rivers, and even on land in tanks.

Species groups:

Aquatic plants; Fish; Crustaceans; Molluscs; sea cucumbers; sea urchins; echinoderms; jellyfish

How it works

The methods of aquaculture’s farm-to-table process can differ from species to species. Generally, there are four stages of the production chain, starting in hatcheries and ending at the seafood counter in your grocery store. Each of these stages can vary with respect to its effect on the environment and the quality and safety of the seafood they produce, which is why the Global Aquaculture Alliance administers the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. In the past, fish farms have had issues with respect to these four aspects of aquaculture, and BAP seeks to improve the fish farming industry across the globe. This is the only certification program that covers every step of the supply chain.

Aquaculture Methods

Mari culture

 Mari culture refers to the cultivation of marine organisms in seawater, usually in sheltered coastal or offshore waters. The farming of marine fish is an example of mariculture, and so also is the farming of marine crustaceans (such as shrimp), mollusks (such as oysters), and seaweed. Mari culture may consist of raising the organisms on or in artificial enclosures such as in floating netted enclosures for salmon and on racks for oysters.


 Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture is a practice in which the byproducts (wastes) from one species are recycled to become inputs (fertilizers, food) for another. Fed aquaculture (for example, fish, shrimp) is combined with inorganic extractive and organic extractive (for example, shellfish) aquaculture to create balanced systems for environmental sustainability (biomitigation), economic stability (product diversification and risk reduction) and social acceptability (better management practices).

Aquaculture is growing in nearly all regions of the globe. According to the UN FAO, between 1985 and 2016, the share of finfish from aquaculture as a percent of total fisheries production (from both capture fisheries and aquaculture) grew from 19% to 44% (FAO, 2016).

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Anna D Parker

Editorial Assistant

Journal of Fisheries Research