Aquaculture in China accounts for nearly 70% of world aquaculture production. Aquaculture, including a wide variety of freshwater and marine fishes, shellfish, crustaceans, and aquatic plants, has become one of the most vital primary industries and a center of economic activity within
the local and global economies. Along with the development of aquaculture, concerns come about such problems in the industry such as aquatic pollution, disease, genetic degradation of aquaculture species, decline of comparative profitability, lack of knowledge on market risks, and financial
crises. Thus, there is a need to acquire further knowledge on this industry and provide sound suggestions for its sustainable development. This review aims to identify the current state of and challenges facing the aquaculture industry in China and to provide some suggestions for its sustainable
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Document Type: Research Article
Food Safety Key Lab of Zhejiang Province, College of Food Science and Biotechnology,Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China
Zhejiang Marine Development Research Institute, Zhoushan, China
Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
Publication date: July 1, 2011