Since 1950, enabling technologies and cheap available energy sparked an unprecedented boom in the production of wild caught and farmed seafood. This never before seen capability to extract and utilize the Earth’s marine and freshwater food resources has elevated seafood to a unique status. It is now the leading animal food protein for driving improvements in global human health, economic growth, food security, and environmental stewardship.
· Since 1950 aquaculture production has increased a hundred fold
· Since 1950 wild capture fisheries production has increased by over 4.5 times
· Since 1950 world seafood production has outpaced world population growth
· Since 1950 aquaculture has been the world’s fastest growing animal protein food production system
· Since 1950 world per capita consumption of seafood has more than quadrupled
Sea Port believes that ongoing advances in technology and responsible fishery and aquaculture management practices will continue to drive seafood production increases well into our future just like we have experienced since 1950.
However, the ultimate determinants for enabling a sustainable seafood production future may boil down to how well we solve/mitigate the major manmade negative impacts of global warming, ocean acidification, marine dead zones/pollution, and the loss of productive freshwater and marine coastal habitats.
Going forward, Sea Port is confident that the world will boldly confront these major emerging critical determinants of sustainable seafood production. Sustainable global seafood production has truly become the world’s “poster child” for advancing the environmental stewardship of our precious Blue Planet. Sea Port looks forward to a very bright seafood production future that will continue to improve the state of wellbeing of our growing world population.