Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Fish Farms May Soon Supply More Than Half the World's Catch
VOA Learning English Video: Fish Farms May Soon Supply More Than Half the World's Catch
"Traditional fisheries may no longer be the world's most important provider of fish. A new United Nations report shows that fish-farming or aquaculture may soon lead fish production.The Food and Agriculture Organization says aquaculture is growing by a rate of 6.6 percent a year. Aquaculture now produces forty-six percent of the world's supply of fish. That represents a forty-three percent increase from two thousand six. The report also said aquaculture earned more money in two thousand eight than traditional fisheries."