China is by far the biggest producer of farmed fish, producing more fish for food than the rest of the world combined for 25 year in a row. China is also the world’s largest producer of Tilapia, by contributing 32% of global production. Tilapia is the second most farmed food fish species in the world and a species that is playing a key role in food security, thanks to its low cost and high efficiency. Put differently, lowering the environmental impact of China’s aquaculture sector has massive environmental impact, and if successful, the sector has the potential of becoming the provider of sustainable and cheap protein for a growing domestic and world population. To reach this potential, IDH pilots an aquascape approach in China.
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