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

Linking water treatment practices and fish welfare

Quantification of fish behavior is complex and depends on the experimental setup and biomarkers applied. A simple method was tested to quantify locomotor behavior to evaluate the effects of simulated water treatment scenarios using peracetic acid.


Acuacultura Brasileña: Limitaciones y desafíos (Parte 1)

La acuacultura ha experimentado su mayor crecimiento en la última década (con un promedio de 8 por ciento por año) en comparación con otras industrias animales, pero todavía está muy por detrás de la producción alcanzada por las industrias avícola, 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Sebastian Belle

The executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Association talks to the Advocate about the diverse and growing industry in his state (oysters, mussels, kelp, eels and salmon) and how aquaculture should be used as a rural development tool. 


Yellow Seafood Watch rating opens doors for Maine farmed salmon

Only farmed salmon from four regions in the world have earned a “best choice” or “good alternative” buy ranking from Seafood Watch. Maine-produced product is now an option for retailers and restaurant buyers who follow the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s influential 


GSSI furthers its mission of clarity out of confusion

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative aims to set the bar for certification schemes. Board members of the task force formed in 2012 convened at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Malta to reinforce the mission and brief attendees on progress. 


Brazilian aquaculture: Constraints and challenges (Part 2)

Brazil will have to deal with an adverse economic and political environment in the next few years. One should expect high value fish products like shrimp, tilapia, Chilean salmon and cod being replaced by more affordable seafood and alternative meats, 


Offshore aquaculture, a promising yet vexing venture

The challenges of farming fish in U.S. federal waters were the focus of a panel discussion at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Malta. Despite recent policy updates, U.S. aquaculture chiefs oversee an industry with high barriers for entry.