Surf or Turf: Beef vs. Fish and the Farmed Fish Debate

“…farmed fish production outpaced beef production… farmed fish production has grown at an exponential rate since about 1990, rapidly closing the gap 40 million ton gap that existed just 20 years ago (see chart below). And a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development suggests that by 2015 farmed fish production may exceed wild caught fish volume.” Study

Global Food Politics

A study released by the Earth Policy Institute last week concluded that for the first time in recorded history, farmed fish production outpaced beef production. While both have been on an upward trajectory, farmed fish production has grown at an exponential rate since about 1990, rapidly closing the gap 40 million ton gap that existed just 20 years ago (see chart below). And a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development suggests that by 2015 farmed fish production may exceed wild caught fish volume.

The contemporary situation is the result of a long-term increase in total demand for seafood. To meet growing global demand, both wild caught and farmed fish populations have grown sharply over the past several decades, with farmed populations increasing at particularly sharp rates. Indeed, as the Earth Policy Institute report observes, farmed fish production has increased globally from around 5 tons per year in 1980…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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