What is Aquaculture? 5 Facts You Should Know

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Aquaculture, also known as fish farming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Life cultivated through aquaculture can be monitored and controlled for quality, as opposed to those raised in the wild.

Many of us pick up seafood from the grocery store that is the product of aquaculture. But have you ever wondered how your food got from the water to your shopping cart? Here are some quick facts about aquaculture that you should know.

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