The future of seafood – what is aquaculture?
In Australia, the average person consumes around 25 kilograms of seafood each year… times that by our national population, and that figure reaches 500,000 tonnes annually.
Sourcing seafood will need to adopt a more sustainable practice as we move forward – and as we’ve seen in some global situations, overfishing can result in the destruction of habitats and important marine ecosystems.
One such alternative, and an industry worth $226 million dollars in NSW alone, is aquaculture.
- Kate Barclay – Associate Professor from the University of Technology Sydney.
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Producer: Lia Tsamoglou.