Global fisheries and aquaculture production totalled 158 million tonnes in 2012 according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
More people than ever before are relying on fish as an income source and as a source of food.
Indeed, a surging demand for food globally has resulted in a surging demand for farmed fish. The global aquaculture industry has grown exponentially over the past five decades. In 1960, fish farming yielded just 1.6 million tonnes. By 2012, that figure had risen to an impressive 66.6 million tonnes.
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