Aquaculture facility in Leetown, WV (Image courtesy of USDA)
Aquaculture is the aquatic version of agriculture. There are currently more than 400 species of aquatic plants and animals used in the practice of aquaculture. These species are grown in ponds, tanks, raceways, cages, and even in the ocean itself. Most people think of aquaculture in terms of food, but aquaculture products are used in many different ways:
For more information, see Freshwater Aquaculture.
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