Sea Farming and Sea Ranching in China

Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper (No. 418)
It is in developing countries that the decline of exploited stocks combined with an increasing demand for seafood are particularly acute, especially in China which has the largest population in the world. Sea ranching and sea farming are effective and practicable ways to produce more marine aquatic products, in view to meet the increasing demand for proteins and food from the sea. In this paper, the various sea farming and sea ranching practices used in the People's Republic of China are reviewed, in order to share with other parts of the world.