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Fishing + Aquaculture = Sustainable Seafood Production (2003)

Aquaculture has become a new source of supply for fish and seafood because it can supply large
volumes of fresh, high quality products on a consistent basis throughout the year. Fish and
seafood buyers and consumers have become accustomed to the presence of farmed seafood in the
marketplace, even if they are not aware that it is coming from aquaculture. Over the last 10-20
years, wholesale and retail preferences have shifted from wild caught to farm-raised fish and
seafood. Prices for these farmed products have become stable and affordable to a large segment
of the population. And this trend will continue well into the foreseeable future. Why? Because
the human population is still growing and demand for fish and seafood is still growing.