TitleEffect of aquaculture on world fish supplies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsNaylor, RL, Goldburg, RJ, Primavera, JH, Kautsky, N, Beveridge, MCM, Clay, J, Folke, C, Lubchenco, J, Mooney, H, Troell, M
JournalNature
Volume405
Pagination1017-1024
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0028-0836
Abstract

Global production of farmed fish and shellfish has more than doubled in the past 15 years. Many people believe that such growth relieves pressure on ocean fisheries, but the opposite is true for some types of aquaculture. Farming carnivorous species requires large inputs of wild fish for feed. Some aquaculture systems also reduce wild fish supplies through habitat modification, wild seedstock collection and other ecological impacts. On balance, global aquaculture production still adds to world fish supplies; however, if the growing aquaculture industry is to sustain its contribution to world fish supplies, it must reduce wild fish inputs in feed and adopt more ecologically sound management practices.

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DOI10.1038/35016500