Commercial Aquaculture Farming
The Purpose of Aquaculture farming is supporting food security, poverty alleviation and sustainable management of aquatic resources.
Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms in both coastal and inland areas involving interventions in the rearing process to enhance production. It is the fastest growing food-producing sector and now accounts for 50 percent of the world’s fish that is used for food.
As per FAO: 50% of the fist we today come from Aquaculture. 17% of global population’s intake of animal protein comes from Fish. Out of 141 million tons of fish consumed in 2013, over 70 million tons were farmed. We will require an additional 50 million tons of fish to feed the world population by 2030. Additional fish production has to come from Aquaculture as capture fisheries production is static.
Fisheries and aquaculture remain important sources of food, nutrition, income and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world. World per capita fish supply reached a new record high, thanks to vigorous growth in aquaculture, which now provides half of all fish for human consumption, and to a slight improvement in the state of certain fish stocks due to improved fisheries management.
Fish continues to be one of the most-traded food commodities worldwide with more than half of fish exports by value originating in developing countries. Recent reports by high-level experts, international organizations, industry and civil society representatives all highlight the tremendous potential of the oceans and inland waters now, and even more so in the future, to contribute significantly to food security and adequate nutrition for a global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.
La Pieus Aqua – Your Aquaculture Technology and Service Partner Often new farmers think this is easy and don’t tackle one issue at a time, not realizing the impact early decisions have on future activities or growth. By involving La Pieus Aqua from the start, we can help link the systems and plans together. We provide comprehensive top-of-the-line solutions to our clients.
Some of the things we can assist with are:
- Designing and Construction of your farm, based on your site and production plans
- Providing budgetary costs for your farm
- Assist in selecting feeding systems, databases and other related items
- Disease treatment and fish handling systems
- Cage design
- Harvesting systems
- Mortality removal systems
- Vessel selection
- Expansion plans & Staff training