Aquaculture: Introduction

Aquaculture: Introduction

“Give a man fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him till stocks run out. Teach a man to grow fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

Many people see aquaculture, the farming of marine life, as the solution to both the heavy decline of fishing stocks and food insecurity. Aquaculture, especially mariculture, has developed into a diverse global industry, with over 64 countries participating in the production of more than 250 different species of fish, shellfish, crustaceans and aquatic plants.

In this Burning Issue, you can read about aquaculture, the economic opportunities that exist for coastal communities, the different methods of aquaculture, and current state of aquaculture in Angola, Namibia and in South Africa. We see this as a living pool of information, so write to the DLIST team if you have stories, experience and documents to add.