Aquaculture production is expected to grow at a rate of 2.4 percent between 2013 and 2022, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This is a decline from an annual average of nearly 6 percent during the previous decade. According to, the decline can be “attributed mainly to water constraints, limited availability of optimal production locations and the rising costs of fishmeal and fish oil.” Despite slowing growth, predicts that “aquaculture will remain one of the fastest-growing animal food-producing sectors.”

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