Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic plants and animals, such as fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and seaweed, in controlled environments like tanks, ponds, or cages in oceans and other bodies of water. This practice serves as a source of food and helps to conserve wild populations. Some common species farmed in aquaculture include salmon, tilapia, oysters, shrimp, and seaweed. It can be done on a small or large scale, such as a backyard pond or an offshore cage system. Aquaculture provides benefits like a source of food, job creation, and reducing pressure on wild populations. It is also a very ancient activity, certainly with origins dating back over 5,000 years ago. In a relief from the tomb of Aktihetep, dating back to 2500 BC, a man collecting tilapia (freshwater fish) from a pond is clearly recognizable.
This page presents volunteer projects that offer opportunities to participate in the design and construction of aquaculture projects. Browse the available volunteer announcements, read the project descriptions, then contact the host using the provided contact information at the end of each listing.