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Bringing some aquaculture

SOUTH CAROLINA - A recent study predicts that if current trends in overfishing and marine pollution continue, populations of nearly every type of seafood will collapse by the year 2048.

But if scientists like Doug Holland and his colleagues in Brunswick Community College's aquaculture program have their way, such a calamity might be averted.

Ground was recently broken on the BCC campus to create new aquaculture facilities and to change some old ones.

"We are building a four-acre crawfish pond behind the existing ponds that are behind our building," Holland said. "We are also reworking a one-acre fish pond and turning that into a freshwater shrimp pond. So, essentially, we're adding two species to the mix of things that we grow out here."

Chad Gray, farm manager for the aquaculture program, sees the new construction as a positive addition to the program's already varied curriculum.

Source: Star News Online

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