Fish 2.0: Helping to Fill 3 Gaps in Aquaculture

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  • Mike Betts
  • November 20, 2015

Last week, I attended Fish 2.0, a biennial business competition event for innovation in seafood with a focus on aquaculture at Stanford University. I came home babbling to my friends about the first day, to which their response was, what is aquaculture? So to take a small step back, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) describes aquaculture — as opposed to capture fisheries — as:

“The farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc.”

However, Wikipedia draws my favorite parallel — “the relation of aquaculture to [capture] fisheries is analogous to the relation of agriculture to hunting and gathering.”

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