Boom-and-Bust Production Cycles in Animal Seafood Aquaculture.
You, W., and D. Hedgecock. 2018. Boom-and-bust production cycles in animal seafood aquaculture. Reviews in Aquaculture, available online. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/raq.12278. In this paper, using data from the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, we document widespread boom-and-bust production cycles in marine aquaculture. Boom-and-bust production cycles have historically occurred in small aquaculture stocks, but the pattern appears to be spreading to larger and larger stocks and is having an increasing and unsustainable impact on global aquaculture production and aquatic biodiversity. We need to know more about diseases and on how to breed robust, disease- and stress-resistant aquaculture stocks.Boom-and-bust production cycles in animal seafood aquaculture.