Aquaculture: Business Opportunity

In a world threatened by food crisis, aquaculture may be the solution and also an excellent business opportunity.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


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In the history of humanity, collection was the first way of obtaining food, followed by farming. However, the potential of agriculture appears to be nearing its capacity and we must seek other ways to produce food.

In this regard the article by Luis Pichot in American Economy, says that "aquaculture appears as an indisputable opportunity of potential food production in the world. The demand scenario for the year 2050 - a population of more than 9.000 million - the only productive sector with enough expansion space to be interesting enough to occupy a significant role in food production is aquaculture."

Pichott, a Marine Technical engineer, manages the Chile Marine Resources Foundation and highlights the possibilities of Latin American countries for aquaculture development, selecting species and adapting production processes and methods to characteristics of each region.

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