Our world has reached a limit, with an ever-rising demand for seafood; we can no longer ignore the depletion of natural food sources. In the past, we did not have to deal with such problems due to a lower interest in fish as food. However due to a renewed, voracious appetite for seafood, pressure on the fishing industry to meet the high demands has increased. The average consumption of fish set a new record average in 2011 with 37 pounds of fish per person being consumed each year. Even though global fish supply continues to decline, people are now eating four times as much fish than in 1950 (1).
|Figure 1 - Trends in annual fish capture|
|Figure 2 - Global Fish Production|
|Picture 1- Conventional Fish Farming|