What Contribution Can Aquaculture Make to Global Food Security?

"Rapid population growth combined with a global decline of ocean fisheries stock has delivered incentive for the unprecedented growth in fish and shellfish farming, known as aquaculture (Naylor et al. 2000). Aquaculture is distinguished from traditional capture fisheries by two significant criteria – stock ownership and intentional interference in the production cycle (husbandry) (Naylor et al. 2000). It is these two criteria making aquaculture increasingly attractive on various scales, as dwindling wild fish stocks reduce the common pool of resources and threaten economic income, both domestically and internationally."

Climate Change or Overexploitation: Which is the greatest threat to marine conservation?

Conservation is a substantial environmental and socio-economic challenge encompassing a wide variety of stakeholders with an eclectic range of interests. Undeniably, both climate change and human exploitation pose a great threat to biodiversity globally. But which is most threatening to marine ecosystems?

World Oceans Day: How You Can Help

World Oceans Day is once again upon us. Since 2002 this day has been marked by volunteers, scientists, campaigners and the like promoting the importance of safeguarding our oceanic environments from harmful threats like overfishing, climate change and pollution. Now, it could be because of my own personal increased engagement and research into this issue, …

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#MyWildDiary Something A Lil’ Bit Different…

As you may have noticed, my blog has not been updated for some time now - a couple of weeks I believe. I wish I had some great, extravagant excuse as to why this has happened, but alas I do not. No, it's just been my fairly mundane life prohibiting me from finding time to write …

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