Aquaculture & Water Quality
|By the Numbers:|
|In the next 40 years, humans will need to produce more food than they did in the previous 10,000 put together.
The U.S. now imports over 93% of its edible seafood supply.
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.
At The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, we have a major interest in denitrification technologies that reduce nitrate pollution in...
Freshwater Institute’s Salmon Makes Big Splash in 2014
The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute has long been a well-known leader in the sustainable aquaculture industry, but in 2014,...
Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems
Research at The Freshwater Institute focuses on developing and improving technologies to enhance the sustainability of the modern fish...
Assessing Green Infrastructure in West Virginia
Jefferson County, West Virginia, confronts haphazard growth that disrupt normal ecosystem functions and community vitality. The continued protection of the...
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...
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...