Aquaculture Infographic


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We primarily grow salmon, oysters, clams, mussels, and aquatic plants in the United States! https://bit.ly/2ypaCAv

 

Marine aquaculture in the United States contributes to seafood supply, supports commercial fisheries, restores habitat and at-risk species, and maintains economic activity in coastal communities and at working waterfronts in every coastal state! https://bit.ly/2EpiIyI

 

DYK: 62 percent of the fish we eat will come from aquaculture (fish farmers!) by 2030 according to the Global Aquaculture Alliance. https://bit.ly/2wQXIdF

 

We need both farm-raised and wild-caught seafood to be sustainable! http://bit.ly/2pjqeAY

 

“U.S. fish farms operate under some of the world’s most robust environmental protections, producing environmentally safe, sustainable sources of domestic seafood, creating jobs, supporting resilient working waterfronts and coastal communities, and providing international trade opportunities.” http://bit.ly/2pjqeAY

 

Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments including ponds, rivers, lakes, and the ocean…or fish farming for short! http://bit.ly/2ph3Kk1

 

Globally, aquaculture supplies more that 50 percent of all seafood produced for human consumption! http://bit.ly/2Gsr3Bd

 

Did you know… 93% of U.S. farm-raised catfish is raised in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas! https://adobe.ly/2Jxy5r4

 

Normally when people think Idaho, potatoes come to mind, but the vast majority of farm-raised trout also comes from the state. Idaho’s success is linked to a vast system of aquifers and springs! https://adobe.ly/2Jxy5r4

 

Fish can be fed by hand or with automatic feeders. Farmers monitor the feeding of fish every day to ensure they are healthy. Fish feed can either be made to float or sink, depending on the preference of the fish it is made for. For example, shrimp only like feed that sinks, but most other fish will eat floating feed. U.S. grown soybean and corn are important fish feed ingredients. https://adobe.ly/2Jxy5r4

 

Farm-raised fish start in hatcheries and are then moved to ponds, raceways, tanks or net pens, depending upon the species. A catfish pond is typically 10 acres or less with a depth of 5 to 10 feet.

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