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The Ultimate Aquaculture Quiz
by Staff
Seafood has been popular for centuries, but it should not be taken for granted. The demand for sea products is outweighing the number of organisms left in the sea. This is where aquaculture comes in. Take this quiz to see what you know about aquaculture, one of the fastest growing fish industries in the world.

What is aquaculture?

  • fish farming
  • fish catching
  • fish hunting

Since when have goldfish been cultivated using aquaculture techniques?

  • 800 A.D
  • 1200 A.D.
  • 1600 A.D.

What important nutrient does fish provide?

  • magnesium
  • protein
  • carbohydrates

What has happened to the demand for fish in recent times?

  • It has reduce.
  • It has doubled.
  • It has tripled.

Why is the aquaculture industry booming?

  • due to its low costs
  • due to its simplicity
  • due to overfishing

What is the primary form of aquaculture?

  • fish farming
  • farming of marine organisms
  • farming of algae

What sort of water is used for mariculture?

  • pure water
  • chlorinated water
  • saltwater

Products for which other industry, besides fishing, are cultivated using mariculture?

  • cosmetic
  • pharmaceutical
  • entertainment

How is macroalgae commonly referred to?

  • seaweed
  • fish
  • coral

Algae is usually cultivated in open-pond systems. What is the problem with these systems?

  • They are expensive.
  • They produce small yields of algae.
  • They are not temperature controlled.

What type of algae crop is yielded in closed-pond systems?

  • large crops
  • a variety of species
  • purer algae

The U.S. government is investigating the use of algae for what?

  • fuel
  • building insulation
  • waste management

Why are integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) systems economically sustainable?

  • because they recycle nutrients
  • because they are cheap to build
  • because they require little monitoring

Toward the end of which century did North Americans begin to widely practice aquaculture?

  • 1700
  • 1800
  • 1900

Which of the following are important factors when choosing the right site for a fish farm?

  • salinity
  • amount of water
  • proximity to fish markets

Which of the following is a feature considered before aquatic organisms are chosen for an aquaculture site?

  • the reproductive habits of the organism
  • the size of the organism
  • the lifespan of the organism

How do fish catch diseases?

  • by transfer through water
  • by rubbing against each other
  • by transfer through saliva

How do aquaculturists avoid crowding problems?

  • by using fish accustomed to crowded conditions
  • by using fish that don't breed quickly
  • by using removing fish when the tanks become crowded

Which type of fish suffers most from sea lice?

  • tuna
  • cod
  • Atlantic salmon

How can water be a problem for fish farms?

  • due to too much salt
  • due to pesticides and chemicals
  • due to rising waters from global warming