Keeping Aquaculture Afloat
Aquaculture now supplies nearly 50% of the world's seafood. Despite its importance, many companies in the industry are currently faced with a variety of challenges such as rising ocean temperatures and increasing competition. This episode shows how some Japanese companies are using technology and innovative ideas to ensure their businesses remain afloat.

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Keeping Aquaculture Afloat

By using specialized sonar equipment to count the number of tuna inside of each fish pen, management can determine how much feed is needed
Land-based seaweed farms use specially designed tanks filled with underground seawater and use a mixing arm to provide even exposure to sunlight, which allows for faster growth

Global Trends

Kapok is a cotton-like natural fiber found in the seed pod of a tree indigenous to Asia and Africa
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