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Blue Revolution (Aquaculture)

Aquaculture Production

By far, the greatest aquacultural activity occurs in Asia, which realized 16 million tons of production in 1995, compared with 1.5 million tons in Europe, 0.46 million tons in North America, and 0.60 million tons in the rest of the world. Of the global production of 18.6 million tons, about 60% was freshwater fish, 9.5% was anadromous and marine fish, and 31% was mollusks and crustaceans.

In comparison, the global landings of marine fish in 1989 were about 84 million tons, while 13 million tons were produced by the world's freshwater fisheries. Clearly, aquaculture is an extremely large and rapidly growing enterprise.


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