University of MaineGlobal aquaculture production has increased annually by 8.3% since 1970, which makes it the fastest-growing form of food production in the world. Moreover, about half of the seafood in the United States is produced through aquaculture. The term “aquaculture” might conjure images of fish and shellfish farms, but the field is not limited to farming fish. Marine aquaculture supplies seafood and sea vegetables; it also supports local fisheries, restores marine habitats, and sustains and …

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