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Environmental Aspects of Aquaculture and Transgenic Fish Final Examination Tuesday Dec. 14 7- 10 PM 101 LSA
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Limit being reached on Aquatic Resources Overall production from the world’s capture fishery increased up to the late 1980’s and has now reached what most fishery scientists think is a plateau, Of individual species, 69% are considered to be either fully exploited or over exploited and on the decline. Only 9% are considered to have potential for increased fishing.
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Catches of all-wild salmon in Europe and North America is plummeting
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Aquaculture is. .. The farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Products are destined for human food or recreation, the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, or as ornamental or companion animals Widely available aquaculture fish include Atlantic salmon, tilapia, catfish, rainbow trout as well as oyster, clams, mussels and shrimp
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Many types of aquaculture
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Aquaculture is rapidly increasing as an industry Global production of aquaculture is increasing 11% per year and it is the world fastest growing food production sector Fish and shell fish produced from aquaculture accounts 40% of all seafood consumed by people. It is a economically viable alternative to catching wild fish
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China is by far the largest producer of farmed fish - mainly carp and Tillapia Production of many farmed fish such as catfish in US is rapidly increasing
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Farmed seafood makes up about a third of the seafood consumed in the U.S. More than 60% of the salmon, virtually all of the catfish and trout, and two-thirds of the shrimp consumed by Americans are raised in ponds, tanks and pens. In 2005, the total world production of fisheries products was 157.4 million tons of which aquaculture contributed about 40% of the total.
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ATLANTIC SALMON anadromous:  Migrate from saltwater to freshwater to breed   Salmon Ranching - Juveniles are raised in hatcheries and then  released into the ocean where they grow and mature. Adult  salmon are then caught as they return to their birth place to  spawn. Issues:
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