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 was recently worth more than one 300 pound barrel of crude oil.
Aquaculture today provides 50% of global seafood production.
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.
Watch this video to find out how recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technology provides a sustainable, local way to farm healthy fish that’s good for people, our economy and the environment.
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...
Monitoring Water Quality in the Great Valley Region
In 1986, the Freshwater Institute began monitoring nine natural springs—with an eye toward water quality and environmental health—spanning across...
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...
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...