“Fish farming and not the internet, would be the 21st century’s most promising investment opportunity.”
– US management guru Peter Drucker, said a few years before his death in 2005
What is Aquaculture?
Also known as fish or shellfish farming — refers to the breeding, rearing and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments including ponds, rivers, lakes and the ocean. Researchers and aquaculture producers are “farming” all kinds of freshwater and marine species of fish, shellfish and plants. Aquaculture produces food fish, sport fish, bait fish, ornamental fish, crustaceans, mollusks, algae, sea vegetables and fish eggs.
Aquaculture includes the production of seafood from hatchery fish and shellfish which are grown to market size in ponds, tanks, cages or raceways. Stock restoration or “enhancement” is a form of aquaculture in which hatchery fish and shellfish are released into the wild to rebuild wild populations or coastal habitats such as oyster reefs. Aquaculture also includes the production of ornamental fish for the aquarium trade and growing plant species used in a range of food, pharmaceutical, nutritional and biotechnology products.
Why invest in Aquaculture?
- Global demand for protein source continues to rise.
- Limited wild fish stocks and associated intervention to protect species.
- Increased demand for “farmed” product.
Seafood consumption is on the rise. If the global population continues to grow at the same rate that it has until now and maintains the same levels of consumption, the global seafood output will eventually diminish.
Experts agree that there is only one possible solution to this rising demand — AQUACULTURE
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world. It is developing, expanding and intensifying in almost all regions of the world.
The World Bank alone is investing over US$1 billion in Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Why invest in Mud Crab Farming?
- Crabs make up 20% of all crustaceans caught and farmed worldwide.
- About 1.4 million tonnes being consumed annually.
- Due to increasing demand, supply from the wild are depleting.