Aquaculture: Fish Farming invented by Sumerians

Most people believe that Fish Farms are a fairly new industry. And every one of them is 100% wrong. In fact the concept of breeding Fish in Ponds dates back to circa 2500 BCE. The Sumerians who lived at that time in what is now Iraq were breeding fish in ponds way back then.

      2500 BCE

Additional Information:

  • Aquaculture – Wikipedia
    Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish.
  • What is Aquaculture? :: Office of Aquaculture – NOAA Fisheries
    Aquaculture — also known as fish or shellfish farming — refers to the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments including ponds, rivers, lakes, and the ocean.
  • Aquaculture | Statistics | Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Aquaculture is the farming of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants in fresh or salt water. It is an established practice in many parts of the world. In Canada, aquaculture was first used to enhance natural stocks. It is now a large-scale commercial industry across the country.

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