A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture

Naylor, R.L. et al., Nature Fisheries & Aquaculture

A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture

This Review covers global trends in aquaculture over the past 20 years, citing a selection of the most relevant papers (additional reviewed articles are listed in the Supplementary Information). In 2017, aquaculture supplied more than 80 Mt of fish and shellfish and 32 Mt of seaweeds, encompassing around 425 farmed species2.

Three main patterns of aquaculture development have characterized the sector as it matured: continued growth in the volume and value chains of freshwater aquaculture; advances in fish nutrition, genetics, and alternative types of feed that reduce the use of wild fish in aquafeed formulations; and expanded culture of extractive bivalves and seaweeds with the potential to provide a wide range of food, industrial, and ecosystem services.

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