Planning for aquaculture diversification: the importance of climate change and other drivers, FAO Technical Workshop 23-25 June 2016 FAO Rome, Italy by Food and Agriculture Organization
Aquaculture continues to grow as an important source of food, as both wild fisheries reach their limits or are declining, and the demand for fish increases. Diversification is a key element of this growth, in terms of species or strains farmed, technologies and areas being used for farming, and products and markets. The workshop described in this volume examined the process of diversification, in its various forms and in the contrasting cultural and socio-economic situations of different continents, asking the question if the diversification process is or can help meet the challenges of increasing impacts of climate change. The evaluation led to several conclusions and recommendations.