Are you considering aquaculture as a new business or as a way of diversifying your existing business? If the answer to this question is yes, then you should ask yourself, "How much do I really know about aquaculture?"
There are many levels of knowledge of aquaculture - from the person who has many years experience in running a successful aquaculture operation, to the beginner who has an interest in, but really no knowledge of, what aquaculture is or involves. This publication, A Basic Overview of Aquaculture, is directed to those who have an interest in aquaculture, but who lack knowledge about it or experience in the business. The reader should note that this publication is not intended to be a complete introduction to aquaculture. It does not cover many important topics such as stocking, feeding, harvesting, transport, marketing, and others. In addition, the topics that are covered are not complete. Instead, the intention here is only to introduce some aspects of aquaculture.