[2015] Anika Melinda Anika Melinda (4th Earth Science 2015): Aquaculture by Melinda

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[2015] Anika Melinda Anika Melinda (4th Earth Science 2015): Aquaculture by Melinda

40% of salmon caught in Alaska and 80-90% in Pacific Northwest has contributed over $270,000,000 to commercial fishing. The U.S seafood trade deficit has grown over $112,000,000,000 annually. The U.S is the leading importer of fish, with 91% of seafood we eat, 50% of it is from aquaculture. The U.S is a major player in global aquaculture. The culture of aquatic plants has an annual growth rate of 8%. China is responsible for 62% of aquaculture production. The U.S sales of domestic marine animals grow on an average of 13% from 2007-2011 along with oyster and salmon production.


Freshwater aquaculture has species that are naitive to rivers, lakes, and streams. The species are dominated by catfish but other species include trout, tilapia, and bass. Freshwater aquaculture takes place primarily in ponds and in on-land, or in recirculating aquaculture sustems. This type of aquaculture has improved economies in many areas because they provided new jobs for people. Freshwater aquaculture is one type of aquaculture besides marine aquaculture and saltwater aquaculture. U.S freshwater aquaculture has 75% catfish, trout, and tilapia.

Plants: Alligator weed, American lotus, American pondweed, arrowhead, baby pondweed, bladderwort, blue flag, brittle naiad, bulrush, bushy pondweed, buttonbush, cabomba, cattail, etc.Animals: Carp, catfish, clams, mussels, oysters, salmon, shrimps, striped bass, sturgeon, tilapia, trout, eel, cod, etc.

Aquaculture Species and Plants(Pictures)

What is the Aquaculture Production and Industry Like?

Aquaculture is developing around the world except in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the main fishing areas have reached their maximum potential. Aquaculture is heavily dominated by the Asia-Pacific reigon. China accounts for 67% of global aquaculture production. China produces 77% of the global supply of carp and 82% of the global supply of oysters. Norway and Chile are the world's leading producers of salmon, as they produce 31% and 33% of the global supply of salmon.

What is Aquaculture Around the World Like?

-More than half the seafood eaten globally comes from aquaculture-Grows 8.4% anually since 1970-87% of the world's fisheries are gone and wildcatch fisheries shrunk 3% a year from 2000-2003-China is responsible for 61% of the global supply of seafood while Asia accounts for 91%-Aquaculture supplies 99.5% of seaweed globally, 89.9% of carp, 72.8% of slamonids, and 50% of tilapia, catfish, mollusks, crabs & lobsters

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