Aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing animal foodproducing sector, supplying some 64 million tons of highquality seafood per year, at an average annual growth rate of 8.8 per cent. With depleted wild fish stocks, aquaculture production is meeting the increasing demand for nutritious food and animal protein. Rory Francis, Executive Director of Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, discusses how innovative thinking, industry-relevant research, and highquality infrastructure are making an important contribution to the advancement of an industry that is demonstrating its importance as a highly-efficient, low-footprint means of feeding a growing world population.

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