What is Aquaculture?
Aquaculture is the process of breeding, growing, managing, farming and harvesting aquatic plants and/or animals within a controlled environment. Aquaculture is often used to produce food and allow certain species to grow and multiply in order to replenish their populations. This is usually done in order to minimize the decline in numbers of many species, such as those that are considered endangered or protected. Aquaculture is also practiced in order to ensure the steady supply of fish and aquatic plants that are used for human and animal consumption, and thus have a high demand. It is used to cultivate both freshwater and marine species.