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Aquaculture will continue to depend more on land than sea

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Zhang W, Belton B, Edwards P, Henriksson PJ, Little DC, Newton R & Troell M (2022) Aquaculture will continue to depend more on land than sea. Nature, 603, pp. E2-E4. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04331-3

Abstract
First paragraph: Aquaculture is a major producer of aquatic foods, contributing substantially to global food and nutrition security, and is likely to expand further in response to increasing demand from an increasingly populous and affluent world. Projections by Costello and colleagues suggest high growth potential for marine aquaculture (mariculture), alongside a relatively marginal increase in freshwater aquaculture. We contend that these projections inflate the growth potential of mariculture and undervalue the present and future roles of freshwater aquaculture. Balanced approaches to science, policy, and investment that prioritize freshwater aquaculture development in addition to mariculture can contribute more to global food security than those favouring mariculture alone.

Keywords
Agriculture; Developing world; Environmental economics; Interdisciplinary studies; Sustainability

Journal
Nature: Volume 603

StatusPublished
FundersEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)
Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online31/03/2022
Date accepted by journal10/12/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33936
ISSN0028-0836
eISSN1476-4687

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Professor Dave Little
Professor Dave Little

Professor, Institute of Aquaculture

Dr Richard Newton
Dr Richard Newton

Research Fellow, Institute of Aquaculture