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Aquaculture

Atlantic Salmon
Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, taken through glass, in Atlanterhavsparken, Ålesund, Norway Hans-Petter Fjeld, CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

Farming on land (agriculture) is familiar to everyone, but not all young people will have heard of its water-based equivalent, aquaculture. Just like agriculture, the environmental impact of aquaculture varies depending on which species are being farmed and the methods used. 

In this activity you and your students will:

  • Compare and contrast the environmental impact of salmonid (salmon and trout) farming to the farming of bivalve molluscs such as oysters and mussels
  • Brainstorm ways that you can make a difference.

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This activity is part of a set of resources about the oceans of the world, developed in partnership with DP World, a leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics.

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