Aquaculture & Water Quality
|By the Numbers:|
|Salmon is the most traded seafood in the world (outpacing tuna and shrimp).
Value: One 10-pound farmed salmon is now worth more than one 300 pound barrel of crude oil.
Aquaculture today provides 50% of global seafood production.
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By 2050 we are challenged to double the global food supply. The Freshwater Institute specializes in the production technology and design of aquaculture systems; and in solutions to the water quality constraints and impacts presented by our farms and communities. We share what we learn through science publication and targeted workshops. We partner with clients to achieve the complementary goals of environmental sustainability, human health and economic vitality.
Reviving a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico
Runoff of nutrients from farmland in the Mississippi River Watershed is contributing to a hypoxic zone, or “dead zone,”...
Seafood's "40 under 40": John Davidson
John Davidson is a senior research associate at the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. Since 1998, John has conducted research...
SINTEF and Freshwater Institute Compare the Economics and Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming Systems
A collaboration between the Freshwater Institute and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture examines two types of salmon farming systems—open net...
Conservation Priority Mapping in West Virginia
West Virginia Conservation Action Plan The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) developed the WVCAP as a framework...
CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute
The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, a recognized expert in the technology and design of aquaculture systems, is participating in...
Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems
A Cooperative Agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Downloadable case study — PDF Challenge U.S. consumers...