China has a rich history of aquaculture dating back more than 2000 years. After China instituted economic reforms in the late 1970s, farmers and local governments rapidly increased aquaculture production. Today China is by far the largest producer and exporter of aquaculture products in the world. Aquaculture has been tremendously helpful in providing Chinese farmers with a way to diversify their production in a profitable manner; however, a number of issues face the industry today threaten to undermine its continued success. This paper investigates these issues with specific emphasis on those ...
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