With an increase in demand for seafood and a growing number of overfishing in the oceans, humans need alternate sources to feed the planet’s ever-growing population. Have you ever wondered how our oceans never seem to run out of fish for our ravenous appetites?
Truth be told, there’s a reason behind that.
The fresh fish you find at your local grocery store is probably farmed from a technique called aquaculture. Fun fact: 50% of our seafood for human consumption comes from aquaculture. It is said that by 2030, that number will rise to 62%. So, what exactly is aquaculture?
Known as the process of breeding, cultivating and harvesting aquatic organisms to ensure continuous food supply, aquaculture achieves this through restoration and maintenance of the undersea environment. In simple terms, it is farming in the water.
If you have a love for the ocean and the occupants in it, studying aquaculture is the perfect opportunity to pursue your love of the sea.