En savoir plus sur l’agriculture

About the project

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

L’aquaculture au Canada

L’aquaculture au Canada

L’élevage peut également avoir lieu dans des réservoirs, des étangs, des lacs et les océans. L’aquaculture est l’élevage de poissons ou de fruits de mer dans l’eau douce ou salée.

Isn’t there enough fish in the wild?

Wild fish stocks are currently fished to their limits and overfishing has resulted in declining numbers of wild fish e.g. Pacific salmon and Atlantic cod. Consumption of farmed fish may help to decrease the need to harvest stocks of wild fish.

On a global basis, fish are the primary source of animal protein in human diets. Aquaculture accounts for more than 50% of the world’s fish consumption. 

Fish feeding Fish

One of the controversies facing the aquaculture industry is the use of fishmeal and oil, made from wild fish, for feed. Globally, aquaculture uses about half a metric ton of wild whole fish combined with other nutrient sources to produce one metric ton of farmed seafood.  Partnerships with industry, government and universities are working on new sources of plant-based proteins and oils for fish feeds.

Sites Web pour approfondir

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Les références

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  • "Salmon Farm, Atlantic Canada" Page 1 Skretting 
  • "Algae sea crop", Page 1 – Quebec School of Fisheries & Aquaculture (ÉPAQ)
  • Atlantic Salmon – Open Net Pen, Page 1 – British Columbia, Ministry of Agriculture 
  • "Trout, land-based farm", Page 2 – Myron Roth
  • "Harvesting mussels", Page 2 – Quebec School of Fisheries & Aquaculture (ÉPAQ)

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