FreshwaterInstitute

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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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

Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Every year thousands of anglers cast a line into Maryland’s waters in hope of catching a variety of sport...
Reviving a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

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

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...

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Conservation Priority Mapping in West Virginia

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

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

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...
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