Extension Wildlife & Fisheries Specialists Conferences


Date of this Version

June 1996


Published in W. Daniel Edge, ed. Proceedings of the 8th National Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Specialists Workshop: Educational Challenges for the 21st Century. [1996] Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University, 1998.


Sustainability has become the recent "buzz-word" in aquaculture and agriculture. As Claude Boyd indicated in San Diego (Aquaculture '95), aquaculture is not truly sustainable because aquaculture relies on external feed, chemical, and energy inputs. The United States Farm Bill of 1990 more narrowly defined the key components of sustainability as: maintaining profitability, supplying food and fiber needs, using non-renewable resources efficiently, enhancing renewable resources, and improving the quality of life in rural areas.