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U.S. Farm-Raised Finfish and Shellfish

U.S. Farm-Raised Finfish and Shellfish Seafood has long been recognized as an important component of a healthy diet. Seafood contains high quality, complete protein and an important array of nutrients, while it is low in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fats. The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found primarily in fish have been clearly documented. U.S. farm-raised seafood is an important center of the plate choice that can replace high calorie, high saturated fat alternatives. However, fish, other than breaded and fried products, is very seldom consumed by American children and many adults for a variety of reasons. Most health and...

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Aquaculture. A rapidly growing industry

The international fish farming and fisheries market, valued at $153.1 billion (USD) in 2014,is expected to reach $235 billion by 2022 growing at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2014 to 2022. According to the report “The Global Aquaculture and Fisheries Market Outlook,” growth of the market is due to rise as consumer awareness of health benefits of fish continues to grow. In addition, the market demand is expected to be further fueled by the lack of naturally available varieties owing to extensive fishing. Rice-fish culture is a key growth area. Carp were the largest species segment and demand for carp is expected to...

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Grass-Fed Fish

Grass-Fed Fish An Article written by John Reid for Aquaculture Magazine The Aquaculture industry, other than for shellfish, is completely dependent on the animal feed industry that sustains it. This sounds almost silly to say this because it is so obvious, but few fully understand where their feed comes from, and the changes that are accelerating amongst all animal feeds as well as for aquaculture diets.   This is kind of like the old adage that most people think that “food comes from the supermarket”, forgetting about the role of farms that produce our food. With aquaculture, many people forget that (excluding fish...

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