Marine Biotechnology securing Food supply
Marine Biotechnology is essential to satisfy the growing demand for high quality and healthy products from fisheries and aquaculture in a sustainable way. The growing demand for marine food will need to be increasingly delivered through intensive aquaculture. Rapid biological and biotechnological progress in the last decade has resulted in a more efficient and environmentally responsible aquaculture and a greater diversity of marine food products.
|Marine Biotechnology applications in aquaculture can enhance the sustainable supply of high quality and healthy food.|
Marine Biotechnology has contributed significantly to increasing production efficiency and product quality, to the introduction of new species for intensive cultivation and the to the development of sustainable practices through a better understanding of the molecular and physiological basis for health, reproduction, development and growth, and a better control of these processes. However, commercial aquaculture continues to face challenges in understanding and controlling reproduction, early life-stage development, growth, nutrition, disease and animal health management and environmental interactions and sustainability.