Did you know? Aquaculture quick facts

10-09-2008 | |
Did you know? Aquaculture quick facts

Aquaculture is a rapidly growing business. Research and new insights are therefore also going fast. Below some interesting facts that you might not know yet.

Did you know…….?




  • That in many parts of Asia, aquariums are considered
    standard office furniture

  • That the cold and windy port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands is home to
    a tropical shrimp farm

  • That
    he number of species
    under aquaculture production in the world grows larger every year, with the
    majority of growth in numbers provided by saltwater species

  • That fish feel pain and suffer stress just like mammals and birds
  • That there are over 25,000 identified species of fish
    on the earth

  • That aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. and
    global agricultural economies

  • That about 75% of farmed shrimp is produced in Asia, in particular in
    China and Thailand 

  • That farmed Atlantic salmon contains 3-4 times more fat that wild salmon
  • That fish have a specialized sense organ called the lateral line which
    works much like radar and helps them navigate in dark or murky water

  • That more fish become
    vegetarian as a result of high fish meal and oil prices

  • That
    Mexico, Ecuador, China
    and India produce the majority of the farm raised white shrimp to the

  • That there are hundreds of species of catfish 
  • That the Penaeus
    (Pacific white shrimp) and the Penaeus monodon (giant tiger prawn)—account for roughly
    80% of all farmed shrimp

  • That the name Salmon means “resident of salt

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