FreshwaterInstitute

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.
The mission of The Conservation Fund has always included land and water conservation.  Through the Freshwater Institute program that water element sharpens to focus through science, technology and consultation.

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.


Featured Projects

Freshwater Institute’s Salmon Makes Big Splash in 2014

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

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...
The Freshwater Institute Partners with Wegmans Food Markets

The Freshwater Institute Partners with Wegmans Food Markets

The Freshwater Institute, a program of The Conservation Fund, is one of the nation’s premier research and development facilities dedicated...

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