In the year 1974 aquaculture became commercial. For breeding purpose a pond was built in Bique especially for prawns. This development quickly expanded likewise because of presenting Whiteleg Shrimp homesteads and incubation facilities. The main lakes were contructed in Veraguas region, trailed by a 34 hectare ranch in Aguadulce and an incubation facility for bringing post hatchlings up in the town of Veracruz. In the year 1995 a law was released which stated aquaculture as farming.
Although the use of farmland for aquaculture is not allowed everywhere, possibilities may exist with the combined use of agriculture and aquaculture through rice cultivation during the rainy months and shrimp cultivation during the rest of the year, as is done in Kerala and West Bengal. Moreover, in line with the Indian priorities, existing swamps and derelict waters offer a huge potential for the production of catfish. Marine
Knowledge about the industry has been found to vary to a large extent among regions, in relation to different aquaculture practices, socio-demographic characteristics, experiences and interests (Freeman et al., 2012; Verbeke et al., 2007a; Schlag and Ystgaard, 2013; Mazur et al., 2004; EC, 2008). As may be anticipated, higher awareness of aquaculture was recorded in areas where respondents report more contact with the industry (Mazur and Curtis, 2008; NZ, 2014) and where fish sales and consumption rates are high (EC, 2008). Nevertheless, outcomes of studies in various countries recommend that large parts of the general public may be relatively unaware in a range of aquaculture-related topics (Claret et al., 2014; Schlag and Ystgaard, 2013; Barrington et al., 2010; DFO, 2005; Pieniak, Vanhonacker and Verbeke, 2013). Moreover, exploratory revelations from focus-group discussions in Belgium and Canada indicate that aquaculture concerns are not at the top of the minds of many customers (Verbeke et al., 2007a; DFO, 2005), and the many people are not aware of the farmed or wild origin of the seafood they purchase (Vanhonacker et al., 2011; Claret et al., 2014). Regardless of this relatively low awareness of aquaculture, when confronted with the topic, consumers hold quite
Aquaculture may be the answer to sustainable commercial production of fish by no longer overfishing natural habitats, but it also needs to regulated to prevent negative effects. Instead of protecting the natural fish the senate introduced a bill by Tom Tiffany that removed some regulation on the fishing industry. Among the negative aspects of the cause according to an environmental group: the DNR’s ability to give fish and fish eggs to fisheries, the expansion of fisheries, and no accountability of fish farm to protect surrounding aquatic life (Midwest Environmental Advocates). Policies need to be made to regulate where and how these fish farms run. For example, rather than giving control to the fisheries in determining how they use the land, regulations should determine what practice can be used to protect the ecosystems around aquaculture facilities.