The development of aquaculture in China has focused on increasing production from both inland and marine waters. Since 1984, the use of open waters such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers and paddies for freshwater aquaculture has steadily increased at an annual growth rate of 2.8 percent.

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China: Mulberry fields with fish ponds in the Jiangsu province
FAO photo by H. Zhang

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