"We must plant the sea and herd its animals … using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about — farming replacing hunting." ~ Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s vision is indisputable, but it is now 46 years since he uttered those words. How far have we come? How much further do we have to go? And in which direction?
If you care about growing aquaculture in the US, then please come and join us at the Offshore Aquaculture session of the Aquaculture America 2018 conference. Come and help grow aquaculture in the US and reduce the annual trade deficit of seafood.
You already know the extent of the depletion of wild fish stocks in our oceans due to overfishing, and the urgent need to meet the rapidly growing global demands for seafood. The potential of aquaculture to provide safe, sustainable seafood supplies to the world has never before been this widely recognized.
Aquaculture already yields seafood volumes about equal to capture fisheries. Yet still, conflicts with near-shore and on-shore usages, navigation lanes, commercial fisheries, permits, and more are imposing limits to its expansion.
How should we move ahead in developing Offshore Aquaculture in the US?
You need to add your voice to the conversation. Please, submit your abstract to the Offshore Aquaculture session of the Aquaculture America 2018, and join the Revolution.
Tetsuzan Benny Ron
Aquaculture America 2018
Paris Hotel, Las Vegas