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WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
The aquaculture industry helps address the world’s growing demand for seafood as a protein source. That demand cannot be filled by marine fish stocks, which are either fully exploited or overfished. Pangasius, the fastest-growing aquaculture product in the world, is shipped to 130 countries from farms in Vietnam and 73 percent of tilapia comes from a farm. Cobia and seriola, once the origin of sport fishermen, are now harvested on aquaculture farms in West Virginia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Mexico, Belize, Japan and Australia. Freshwater trout, also once a sportsmen’s fish, is cultivated in a rapidly increasing number of farms in high mountain lakes.