Aquaculture Investment Opens Doors to New Markets

Joseph L. Murphy

Joseph L. Murphy

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Two thousand years of aquaculture in China was revolutionized by one system developed by the U.S. soybean industry and supported with an investment by Iowa soybean farmers.

While trade relations between China and the U.S. might be on rocky footing, the investment by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) in the In-pond Raceway Aquaculture (IPA) system is still yielding results.

The IPA technology is now spreading across the globe to countries like Egypt, Pakistan and India. ISA is developing and expanding relationships with such countries as they implement this technology to help expand markets for U.S. Soy exports.

The IPA system has been proven to triple the yield of farmed fish in existing Chinese ponds while greatly reducing the environmental impact.