aquaculture water use

What is aquaculture water use?

aquaculture water use meaning water use associated with the farming of finfish, shellfish, and other organisms that live in water, and offstream water use associated with fish hatcheries. 

  • 1985: Water use for fish farming included in Livestock
  • 1990-1995: Water use was reported in Animal Specialties (fish farming) and Commercial (fish hatcheries)
  • 2000 and later: Aquaculture

See also animal-specialties water use, commercial water use, and livestock water use, and Methods for Estimating Water Withdrawals for Aquaculture in the United States, 2005.


reference: USGS – Water Use Terminology