aquaculture, definition of
Cultivation of aquatic plants or animals for harvest and utilization by humans. Usually aquaculture refers to fresh water cultivation, while mariculture refers to seawater cultivation
News & Blog articles where 'aquaculture' used:
- Surprising ways seaweed benefits the environment
While the news often mentions the terrible things in the sea, such as gyres of plastic and other trash, the oceans also hold an extremely valuable resource: seaweed...
- Study calls budding octopus farm industry unethical and unsustainable
A new study by an international group of scientists denounces the up-and-coming octopus farming industry as both detrimental to fragile marine ecosystems and unethical given their high intelligence...
- Indonesia builds a resilient "living shoreline"
The Demak District on Indonesia’s most populous island of Java is four years into a five-year plan to restore its disappearing and degraded shoreline. In a collaborative and holistic approach to nature restoration and sustainable development, local...
- HOK designs aquaponics facility to alleviate Kansas Citys food desert
Nonprofit Nile Valley Aquaponics is raising fish in a Kansas City food desert—and they’re creating jobs, providing healthy food and promoting sustainable urban farming in the process...
- These fish and meat options are the most environmentally costly
Farmed seafood, wild-caught fish, or livestock: which one is the most environmentally costly to produce? A University of Washington-led study probed that question by scrutinizing 148 life-cycle assessments for animal protein production...
- The disturbing reason so many farmed salmon are partially deaf
Farmed salmon are "three times more likely to be partially deaf" than wild salmon, according to the University of Melbourne's Pursuit publication. Roughly every second farmed salmon that humans consume has lost a great deal of its ability to hear. And...
- Innovative urban park in Copenhagen floats nature-infused aquatic islands
C.F. Møller Landscape’s competition-winning vision applies a radical transformation to the existing site that currently acts as a barrier between the waterfront and harbor. The landscape architects reconnect the urban fabric with the harbor basin by...
- World’s first farm to grow food and fuel in the desert opens in Abu Dhabi
The world's first research facility to grow both food and fuel has opened in the United Arab Emirates. Located on a 2-hectacre site in Abu Dhabi, the desert facility uses coastal seawater irritation to raise fish and shrimp for food, while growing salt-tolerant...
- Growing Power raises 100,000 fish and 1 million pounds of food year-round on just 3 acres
Gardeners and farmers who live in colder climates are well aware of the limitations posed by a short growing season. These challenges often yield outstanding innovative practices, such as those used by Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing Power...
- FDA approves Genetically engineered salmon for human consumption
Today, environmental activists across the US are cringing at the FDA's announcement that a variety of genetically engineered salmon is fit for human consumption...
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