The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has recently published a technical paper “Cage aquaculture – regional reviews and global review” highlighting the tremendous importance of cage aquaculture today and its key role for the future growth of the aquaculture sector. The document includes all the papers presented during the FAO Special Session on Cage Aquaculture at the Asian Fisheries Society Second International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia in July 2006. Each review, by geographic region, includes information on the current situation, major regional issues and challenges. The global overview discusses trends in cage aquaculture, summarizes information on cultured species, culture systems and environments and explores the way forward for cage aquaculture, which offers especially promising options for multitrophic integration of current coastal aquaculture systems as well as expansion and further intensification at increasingly offshore sites.
Source: FAO FI, 2007