Aquaculture and the environment: Getting the balance right

Patrik JG Henriksson -

Grouper farming in Aceh, Indonesia.
Grouper farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore, 2012.

Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world. Today, this source provides half of all fish for human consumption (FAO 2016).