The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Al Stokes, Manager of the Waddell Mariculture Center, on Feb. 15, 2017 at 3 p.m. for this program on population growth, impacts on fisheries and the need for Sustainable Aquaculture Technology. In 1800, the world’s population reached 1 billion for the first time. In 2014, the world’s population has grown to more than 7 billion. According to the United Nations World Food and Agriculture Organization, there must be a 70% increase in food production to continue to feed our population by 2050. At that time, the population will have reached 9.3 billion. Wild fish populations are in trouble and some researchers estimate a collapse in world by 2050. Aquaculture accounts for 47% of the world total fish supplies. Research and development of new more sustainable production systems will be necessary to meet the food needs of a fast growing world population.
The cost is $7 per person (for ages 12 and older) and reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call the Coastal Discovery Museum at (843)689-6767 ext. 223 or go coastaldiscovery.org to to reserve your spot.