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Aquaculture Network Information Center

Aquaculture is playing an increasingly important role in meeting the global demand for fisheries products.
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World Aquaculture Society
143 J. M. Parker Coliseum
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA

Phone: (504) 388-3137
Fax: (504) 388-3493
E-Mail: meinstei@ansc.purdue.edu
Website: http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/aquanic/

Detailed Information:
Although world aquaculture production reached an all time high of 19.3 million metric tons valued at $32.5 billion (US$) in 1992, aquaculture production will have to expand at leastthree fold to meet world demand for fisheries products by the year2025. Aquaculture will also play an important role in economic andcommunity development throughout the world as the world moves to amore global economy. The progressive development and expansion of aquaculture will be dependent on the generation, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge and technology consistent with broad societal, national andinternational goals. As aquaculture production expands to meet theglobal demand for fisheries products, it is essential that efficientand environmentally sustainable production systems be developed andutilized.

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