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Survey: Innovation, oversight needed to make aquaculture more sustainable

Survey: Innovation, oversight needed to make aquaculture more sustainable

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March 24 (UPI) -- Aquaculture has come a long way over the last few decades, becoming more sustainable and efficient. But to deliver on its promise to ease pressures on land and ocean resources, a new survey suggests the aquaculture industry requires a combination of innovation and oversight. Advertisement In their paper, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, a team of researchers offer a 20-year retrospective on developments in global aquaculture, as well as recommendations for how the industry can boost sustainability, while remaining economically viable. "As the demand for seafood around the world continues to expand, aquaculture will keep growing," lead author Rosamond Naylor said in a news release. "If we don't get it right, we risk the same environmental problems we've seen in...