The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have published a report demonstrating how aquaculture is playing an important role in contributing to global food security.
This report comes as the world begins to face one of its greatest challenges, feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050.
In 2014, consumption of fish and seafood sourced from aquaculture overtook capture fisheries for the first time. Fish harvested from aquaculture amounted to 73.8 million tonnes, with an estimated first-sale value of US$160.2 billion that year.
The significant growth in aquaculture production has increased the world’s capacity to consume a diverse selection of nutritious seafood.