News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

land use


Estimating global shrimp pond area

This article by Dr. Claude Boyd reports on global estimates for shrimp pond area in several countries. Because land use is an important indicator of the environment impact of an activity, better data on the shrimp pond area and the 


Land use for aquaculture production

Space requirements for aquaculture include the culture water area and associated physical culture facilities as well as the land used to raise plant-based feed ingredients. 

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Land and water use issues in aquaculture

It behooves us to understand land and water use issues and understand the differences between aquaculture and traditional agriculture.