Why is aquaculture important? Before we tackle the main question, we must first know what aquaculture is. Aquaculture is the breeding of fish as well as the genetic modification of fish, to tackle the question of food. Thee community is unwelcoming of fish farms, because of the waste it produces. However, we need fish farming to meet the heavy demands of food and nutrition values needed per human being, which seafood best provides. Aquaculture is not only limited to fish farming, but also genetic modification (GM).
With the world’s population constantly increasing, and the agriculture industry’s future dwindling, we must discover another source of food, or advance it so it will cover the continuously increasing population. However, our sources are limited. GM crops are unwanted by majority of the international community due to their extremely negative side effects that range from pollution to messing up the ecology of organisms such as pests. On the other hand, domesticated animals such as pigs and cows are a limited resource due to the fact that there is only a limited amount of land, which we can grow cows and pigs. The last standing food source is fish. Fish, as indicated in the article is full of nutrition, and not as demanding of resources for growing them. Fish farms require less land to create, as it can be created over existing water, and the only question is how it is created. The current method yields too much waste, which damages the environment. However, there have been suggested methods, which can not only increase production, but also increase production, by using other species of sea creatures to do the filtering for the targeted fish. This method replaces the technological water filterer and can be used to harvest ‘bottom-feeders’ (which are creatures such as shrimp and mussel).
The points stated above just concludes that aquaculture will become big, and it will revolutionize our ‘agriculture’ industry due to the fact we can produce food from the thing that covers nearly 90% of the Earth’s surface; water.