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

La extraña liebre de mar cuña es útil como una ‘limpiadora de algas’

Los moluscos gasterópodos marinos conocidos como liebres de mar son animales relativamente desconocidos que tienen una importancia significativa en la investigación biomédica, debido a su particular sistema nervioso. Y debido a su capacidad de consumir grandes cantidades de algas, pueden ser muy útiles en sistemas de aguas claras de acuacultura marina.

Intelligence

At NRA Show, support for a maturing aquaculture industry

The U.S. foodservice community at large believes that aquaculture should be judged by its potential to feed the world in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and not by the misgivings that dogged the industry in its infancy. 

Innovation & Investment

What investors see when they look at seafood

Investors see the good, bad and ugly aspects of the seafood industry. Experts at the IntraFish Seafood Investors Forum described the headwinds facing the market, like consumer confusion, while offering glimpses into their strategies (hint: patience is a virtue). 

Intelligence

For chefs, a seafood information crisis looms

Ongoing research on foodservice professionals reveals ever-growing pressure on seafood suppliers to procure safe, sustainable and high-quality seafood and provide them with all the intricate information they may require. Chefs are pressed for resources and many lack the time to 

Health & Welfare

Probiotics benefit Pacific white shrimp challenged with AHPND

A study was conducted to measure the effects of commercial probiotics on Pacific white shrimp in a standardized AHPND challenge model under controlled laboratory conditions. Results show that the probiotics treatments by themselves have beneficial effects, such as higher survival 

Health & Welfare

Common salt a useful tool in aquaculture, part 2

The preventive use of common salt (sodium chloride) by commercial producers of freshwater fishes has many benefits, including helping with the routine prevention of losses due to diseases, stress and mishandling during transport, harvesting, grading, counting, weighing and induced spawning. 

Health & Welfare

Common salt a useful tool in aquaculture, part 1

The preventive use of common salt (sodium chloride) by commercial producers of freshwater fishes has many benefits, including helping with the routine prevention of losses due to diseases, stress and mishandling during transport, harvesting, grading, counting, weighing and induced spawning. 

Responsibility

Thoughts on improving responsible aquaculture intervention efforts

Certification programs presently are the best tool to assure that aquaculture products are responsibly produced. But these programs can be burdened by many superfluous requirements and their simplification by focusing primarily on the major issues would be a great improvement. 

Innovation & Investment

Investors see (mostly) upsides in aquaculture’s outlook

Aquaculture is attractive to investors, but they remain wary of diseases that could stunt projections of massive growth. At the IntraFish Seafood Investors Forum in New York, discussion about the salmon industry and its challenges — antibiotics, genetically modified fish, 

Health & Welfare

La correcta circulación del agua en los estanques, Parte 2

El promover la circulación del agua durante el día es una estrategia eficaz para enriquecer el agua del estanque con el oxígeno producido por la fotosíntesis, y puede reducir significativamente los costos de aireación suplementaria en la noche. Muchos tipos