Aquaculture at the State Fair

What is aquaculture?  Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, shellfish and even plants for an commercial, recreational or public purpose.  The rearing and harvesting of these plants and animals takes place in all types of water environments including ponds, lakes, the ocean, and man-made “closed” systems on land.  Freshwater aquaculture provides a large percentage of the fish that is consumed by the American public.

Freshwater Fish Company provides a variety of fish to the California State Fair.  It is an impressive display with educational materials and plenty of fish for the public to view and touch!

For more information about aquaculture and the 2013 State Fair exhibit, check out this article from the California Aquaculture Association:

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