Aquaculture is defined online as; “the rearing of aquatic animals or the cultivation of aquatic plants for food.”
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (“RAS”) facilities are the newest most advanced facilities designed to be built on land.
Universities like Texas A&M and Virginia Tech University are 2 of many institutions in America that have been doing research on aquaculture for decades. Aquaculture higher paying jobs are increasing and expanding geographically now
that RAS facilities enable fish to be farmed in areas away from lakes and oceans.
According to the SeaGrant program at the University of Connecticut, aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the entire animal production industry.
In fact, the aquaculture industry is credited with pulling in over $100 billion per year in sales worldwide. There are well over 4,000 aquaculture farms in the United States alone.”
Pump manufacture Pentair has an Aquaculture division that built a Showcase Facility in the Old Schmidt Brewery Building in Minnesota, WI and recently built another facility in the United States with Ideal Fish.
Cities , states and regions that include Genergy Technology, aquaculture and vertical indoor farming in their economic development strategy will see increase in their local economy.