Aquaculture is critical to food security, both now and in the future, and an informed and supportive public is needed to ensure its potential is fully realised. Understanding Aquaculture is an introductory guide to Aquaculture, ideal for those studying fisheries, aquaculture, natural resources management, environmental policy and food science, as well as the interested general public. It addresses the common questions associated with aquaculture, such as: Are farmed fish safe to eat? Are wild fish more nutritious? Do fish farms pollute the environment? Is farmed salmon full of antibiotics?
Understanding Aquaculture includes contents and case studies drawn from throughout the world, making it international in scope. It will fulfil the public demand for information about aquaculture product while also being a valuable resource for students and personnel working across all sectors of the aquaculture industry.
- What is aquaculture?
- The state of aquaculture in the context of global food supply
- Aquaculture from place to place
- Why is aquaculture controversial?
- Nutritional value of farmed versus wild fish
- Persistent organic pollutants and other contaminants in farmed fish
- Antibiotic and other drug residues in farmed fish
- Genetically modified organisms in aquaculture
- Food handling, safety, and quality
- Production systems and water usage
- Aquatic habitat and siting of aquaculture facilities
- Escapement from aquaculture facilities and interactions with wild fish
- Disease transmission between farmed and wild fish
- Feeding fish to fish – use of marine-origin resources in aquaculture feeds
- Economic interactions between farmed and wild-caught seafood
- Resource utilization in the production of animal protein – seafood versus other meats
- Social and economic empowerment through aquaculture
- Carp or salmon? Meeting seafood demand in developed and developing nations
- Regulations of the aquaculture industry
- Separating fact from fiction and advocating for aquaculture