About this Event
Sustainable Marine Aquaculture and The Future of Seafood Production
Seafood is recognized as one of the healthiest food products for humans, and nearly 40% of the world’s 7.8 billion people rely on seafood as a primary protein source. While the world’s oceans have traditionally supplied the majority of fish for consumers, aquaculture has emerged as the primary source of seafood for human consumption. Aquaculture is currently producing more than 114 Million metric tons per year, and providing over 55% of the seafood for human consumption. It is the fastest growing sector of food production, and continues to grow at approximately 4.5% per year. As with any rapidly expanding food production industry, there are challenges that must be overcome to ensure such growth is accomplished sustainably.
Aquaculture researchers Daniel Benetti, Ph.D. and John Stieglitz, Ph.D., will discuss how the Rosenstiel School is conducting relevant research to improve the economic viability and environmental sustainability of marine aquaculture. They will explore how aquaculture has become the world’s leading form of seafood production while detailing initiatives at the School and around the world that are changing the face of the global seafood industry.