Scaling up wastewater aquaculture through public-private partnerships
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Throughout history, pond-based aquaculture has been an important source of food and income for many communities. Today, with farmed fish accounting for more than half of all fish eaten globally, pond-based aquaculture continues to provide substantial economic, nutrition and food security benefits in the regions it is practiced.
Increasingly, however, these aquaculture systems – most popular in peri-urban settings – are competing for land and water with other types of land use. Some countries now face a scarcity of freshwater and it is becoming increasingly difficult for fish farms to source clean water for their ponds…
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