News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Biofloc technology production promising in temperate zones

A study was conducted to assess the feasibility to grow Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) in an outdoor biofloc system during winter in a temperate zone. High biomasses of market-size channel catfish were successfully maintained through the winter with high survival and in good condition in both treatments.


Infographic: Aquaculture by the Numbers

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization convened fishery officials from around the world in Morocco last week and referred to the industry as the world's fastest-growing food-producing sector. This infographic takes a closer look at the importance of aquaculture 

Health & Welfare

Shrimp biofloc production trials in Saudi Arabia

An R&D trial was conducted with shrimp biofloc technology at a commercial facility in Saudi Arabia. Results indicated that biofloc technology can be effectively applied, with some protocol adjustments, in the KSA’s extreme desert environmental conditions. 


The importance of carotenoids in aquafeeds

Carotenoids are important pigments that contribute characteristic quality criteria for the marketing of aquaculture products. Aquatic animals cannot biosynthesize carotenoids de novo, hence their inclusion in aquafeeds is important because they are associated with various metabolic functions. 


Acuacultura Brasileña: Limitaciones y desafíos (Parte 2)

La acuacultura de camarón marino y tilapia en Brasil se inició con una orientación a la exportación de sus productos. En 2003, más del 60 por ciento del camarón cultivado fue vendido en el extranjero. La industria de la tilapia 


Images: Small-scale aquaculture emerging in Africa

A study by University of Southampton Ph.D. candidate Alison Sky Simmance aims to investigate the role of small scale aquaculture in Malawi, a country where the demand for farmed fish is becoming more urgent in light of declining capture fisheries 


Social oysters: Aquaculture inspiring communities

Two New England shellfish producers are furthering their innovative social license initiatives, both in their hometowns and in food-insecure regions overseas. Island Creek Oysters and Matunuck Oyster Farm have become admirable aquaculture ambassadors. 

Innovation & Investment

Matorka aims to unearth innovation with Arctic charr

A new and ambitious Iceland company is about to construct what it claims will be the world’s largest land-based salmonid farm. What sets Matorka’s Arctic char farm apart is its ability to tap into natural resources unique to the island 


Rice-fish integration for high saline, coastal areas of Bangladesh

The Southwestern coastal zone of Bangladesh is agro-based and one of the world’s most populous, poverty-stricken and food-insecure regions. There is an opportunity to diversify and increase productivity by integrating rice with aquaculture during the monsoon season through adoption of