Certify Sustainable Aquaculture?

Simon Bush, Ben Belton, Derek Hall, Peter Vandergeest, Francis J. Murray, Stefano Ponte, Peter Oosterveer, Muhammad Saidul Islam, Arthur P. J. Mol, Maki Hatanaka, Froukje Kruijssen, Tran Thi Thu Ha, David C. Little, Rini Kusumawati

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    Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms, provides close to 50% of the world's supply of seafood, with a value of U.S. $125 billion. It makes up 13% of the world's animal-source protein (excluding eggs and dairy) and employs an estimated 24 million people (1). With capture (i.e., wild) fisheries production stagnating, aquaculture may help close the forecast global deficit in fish protein by 2020 (2). This so-called “blue revolution” requires addressing a range of environmental and social problems, including water pollution, degradation of ecosystems, and violation of labor standards.
    Original languageEnglish
    Issue number6150
    Pages (from-to)1067-1068
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2013

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