Fishing for Answers to World Hunger

Since the dawn of civilization, lakes, rivers, and oceans have been a major source of food for human beings. However, in recent years, it has become apparent that the supplies of certain species in the wild are unsustainable based on our growing consumption. While controversial in some circles, the aquaculture industry is stepping up to the challenge of meeting our increasing need for low-cost protein as well as exotic delicacies. What is aquaculture? What is its role compared to capture-based fishing? What are the primary opportunities and issues facing this industry? What are the implications for consumers, investors, and businesses? We’ll explain.

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