Vietnamese fish farms seek greener model

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Vietnamese fish farms seek greener model


In the last five decades, world fish supply has outpaced global population growth, and today fish provides more than 4.3 billion people with about 15 percent of their intake of animal protein, according to FAO’s latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report. In 2010, people consumed about 128 million tonnes of fish. Stimulated by higher demand for fish, world fisheries and aquaculture production is projected to reach about 172 million tonnes in 2021, with most of the growth coming from aquaculture – one of the fastest-growing food producing sectors.

A new report from the Food for 9 billion series explores the search for a more eco-friendly fish farming model in Viet Nam: Scaling up: Vietnamese fish farms search for eco-friendly formula