Demand for seafood is increasing across the globe, and the United States is no exception. Aquaculture, or aquatic farming, is increasingly meeting this demand and now supplies just over 50 percent of all seafood globally. In fact, it has been one of the world's fastest growing food sectors for years.
The U.S. is the largest importer of seafood in the world, and some of Americans' favorites are predominantly farmed these days. Yet, we contribute less than 1 percent of the world's total aquaculture production. This means we rely heavily on other countries to satisfy our appetites for seafood.