Sustainable Aquaculture Helps Meet the World’s Demand for Seafood
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 8018, 8050, 2000, 2020; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 8.1.2
This continuing education course describes the development of aquaculture as an important contributor to the US and world supply of fish and seafood. The course discusses the environmental, sustainability, and food safety concerns associated with aquaculture and the ways the aquaculture industry has evolved to address them.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify the role aquaculture has in the world and US food supplies.
- Describe the predominant aquaculture practices used by the commercial aquaculture industry and the challenges these practices present.
- Identify the regulatory and oversight framework that assures the safety of aquaculture seafood.
- Identify the sustainability and environmental concerns and challenges of the aquaculture industry and programs that address these issues.
- Recognize and interpret misconceptions and misinformation regarding the safety and nutrient contribution of fish/seafood sourced from aquaculture.
Sylvia Geiger, MS, RD is a freelance writer and an adjunct faculty member of the department of nutrition and food sciences at the University of Vermont where she teaches classes in sustainable food purchasing and foodservice systems management.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR