3 Tips For A Sustainable Aquaculture

by Akash Sharma Akash Sharma
Among all the growing food industries in the world, aquaculture has shown the most significant growth that covers more than 50% of the total global seafood supply. As the industry has to feed a massively growing human population, it results in overfishing that puts intense pressure on the wild fish stocks. To meet this ever-increasing demand, the industry has developed sustainable aquaculture methods so that the environment is not affected by it. Industry leaders like The Waterbase Limited always follow a code of good manufacturing practices.
Various researches have been done over the years and strict laws have been implemented to keep the environment secured. Owing to various innovations and technological developments, aquaculture has now become very sustainable. If you want to build a successful as well as sustainable aquaculture business, here are a few tips you can follow:

Move inland 
To ensure that minimum damage is done to the environment due to aquaculture, experts like Varun Thapar recommend a land-based recirculating system. People can opt for recirculating aquaculture systems that help in creating an identical farming environment using various equipment like pumps, tanks, aerators, and filters for aquaculture. Owing to modern innovations, the system can recycle up to 100% of the water used. 
There are innumerous possibilities a person can create using a land-based RAS. Besides helping in eliminating any impact on the environment, these recirculating systems can be used to set up fish or shrimp farms almost anywhere. People in urban areas or deserts can benefit from them immensely. 

Multi-trophic aquaculture 
To reduce nutrient accumulation, multi-trophic aquaculture proves to be very beneficial and cost-effective as it uses filter feeders instead of artificial filters. In this method, farming of various other species is done like seaweed, carp, and shellfish along with the targeted species like shrimps, salmon, or trout. The filter feeders feed on the byproducts of the feed designated for the targeted species. As a result, the waste accumulation in the farms stays under control and people are able to develop more sustainable farms. 

Choose renewable sources of energy  
Opting for renewable sources of energy is always beneficial for the environment. Although the cost benefits of using renewable sources are very less, people should focus on the bigger picture here. Besides saving the environment, it helps to build a positive image of aquaculture. Many firms have incorporated various renewable methods in their processes such as using solar power for heating and cooling, using wind energy for powering the water pumps, or using wind turbines with installations for shellfish and macroalgae aquaculture. Other than keeping the environment protected, using renewable sources of energy helps in reducing the overall operating costs of the farm and boosting the profit as well. 

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