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A Brief Essay On The History Of Aquaculture

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I. What I Know
I actually know very little on the topic of aquaculture. The term did not strike my vocabulary until the age of 9 while watching a documentary. After this documentary, I lost interest and the term did not again strike my vocabulary until the age of 11. While visiting Disney World, particularly Epcot, I learned most of what I know of this topic. There was a gentle boat ride which showed visuals of farming around the world. The process of aquaculture intrigued me.
I still know very little of aquaculture. All I really know is that it is the breeding of fish. Aquaculture has also gained popularity because it is environmentally friendly and not overwhelmingly expensive. Aquaculture has been characterized as a part of eco-friendly reform.

II. What I Want To Know
There are many things I want to know of aquaculture. A few of these things are if other animals can be used or do you need salt or fresh water to farm fish. Another question I have is are there different kinds of farming in aquaculture. A really pressing question I have is how long humans have known of aquaculture. One other question I have is where in the world is aquaculture most popular. A very intriguing question is if aquatic plants can be used in aquaculture. From an economic perspective, how much money is in this industry now. Another question is what kinds of fish are ideal for aquaculture. One more question is about how large groups fish are put into during aquaculture. My last question is if there are issues in the world about this process like environmental groups.

III. Encyclopedia
I did some research on aquaculture on Encyclopedia Britannica and found some interesting information. Aquaculture is considered an integration of fishing and agric...

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...ly, aquaculture produces of 50% of the world’s seafood. Aquaculture also supports a variety of year-round jobs. The American aquaculture industry is worth roughly 1.2 billion dollars. The Chinese produce an overwhelming 62% of the world seafood supply from aquaculture.
Environmental concerns have slowed down production particularly in the United States. This is due to the fact that the current production of aquaculture worldwide is not sustainable, with how the population is growing. Certain methods that breed too often have been thrown under the bus. But as far as the seafood production goes, seafood from aquaculture is healthier than seafood from wild capture.
This book taught me a lot of a topic that I have found very interesting. It provided different points and view and multiple perspectives. This allowed be to grasp the knowledge with a better understanding.
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