Why Has Aquaculture Supplemented Traditional Fishing In Chesapeake Bay Maryland Over the Past Few Decades?

Traditional fishing is being supplemented by the practice of aquaculture in Maryland.

Aquaculture is the practice in which growers use ponds or special tanks to raise millions of pounds of trout, striped bass, catfish, and tilapia, and lesser amounts of oysters and soft crabs each year.

Overfishing and pollution have resulted in smaller fish and shellfish catches in the Chesapeake Bay over the past several decades.

Chesapeake Bay is mostly known for its great seafood production, especially blue crabs, clams and oysters.