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?
Since when have goldfish been cultivated using aquaculture techniques?
What important nutrient does fish provide?
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?
farming of marine organisms
farming of algae
What sort of water is used for mariculture?
Products for which other industry, besides fishing, are cultivated using mariculture?
How is macroalgae commonly referred to?
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?
a variety of species
The U.S. government is investigating the use of algae for what?
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?
Which of the following are important factors when choosing the right site for a fish farm?
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