Aquarium of the Pacific: Making the Case for Marine Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight

Finfish Aquaculture

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The Aquarium of the Pacific: Aquatic Academy will host a series of educational classes on marine aquaculture, Thursday October 15, October 22, November 5, and November 12. Bringing together scientist and industry experts to discuss the importance of aquaculture in meeting the growing population’s seafood demand and reducing pressure on wild-capture fisheries.

From the Aquarium of the Pacific website:

Seafood is the primary source of protein for more than 3 billion people on the planet and is widely recognized as contributing to a healthy diet. A desire for seafood, coupled with growing and more affluent global populations, has created a dramatic increase in seafood demand. Wild-capture fishery harvests have leveled off and cannot meet the growing demand alone. Aquaculture will play a substantial role of meeting society’s need for increasing food supplies into the future.

In a series of evening classes, seafood connoisseurs, the conservation-minded, and those who are interested in learning more about solutions for meeting the needs of a growing population will interact with scientists and experts to learn more about aquaculture’s role in meeting the growing seafood demand, the conservation implications of marine aquaculture, and join the discussion on what California’s role should be.