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Increased investment in the aquaculture sector (particularly in productivity- enhancing technologies) should boost farmed-fish production by as much as 4.14 percent per year though 2022, notably faster than the 2.54 percent growth forecast made earlier this year in a joint report by FAO and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Aquaculture is a young industry compared to livestock farming and has grown from vitually nothing in 1950 and to a record production of 66.5 million tonnes in 2012, up almost thirty-fold since 1970.

In terms of direct human consumption, farmed fish in 2014 surpassed captured fish.

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