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

Farmed fish nutrition the focus of ISFNF 2016

At the biannual International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding in Idaho, experts from around the world will discuss fish nutrition and health, feed research, cellular nutrition, nutritional modeling, nutrigenomics and effective feeds for quality consumer products.

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Dawn Purchase, part 2

The Marine Conservation Society’s aquaculture program manager discusses what consumers ultimately need to know about aquaculture, responsible production and eco-labels. She also looks at NGOs making a difference in the global seafood industry and where she finds innovation in action. 

Innovation & Investment

Talking innovation in the cradle of aquaculture

This year’s GOAL conference will be held in China, birthplace of aquaculture. There’s no better place to discuss innovation, says Michael Tlusty, director of ocean sustainability science at the New England Aquarium, because fresh thinking defeats complacency. 


The odd wedge sea hare is useful as an ‘algae cleaner’

Marine gastropod molluscs known as sea hares are relatively unknown animals that have significant importance in biomedical research due to their particular nervous system. And because of their ability to consume large amounts of algae, they can be very useful 

Health & Welfare

Probiotics benefit three stages of juvenile rohu

Experiments were conducted to evaluate the potential survival and growth benefits of three multi-strain probiotics in three different stages of juvenile rohu (hatchling to advanced fry). Results showed beneficial effects of the probiotics treatments for the hatchling and fry stages, 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Dawn Purchase, part 1

In a wide-ranging interview, the Marine Conservation Society’s aquaculture program manager applauds innovation, decries food waste and gives a look inside the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Standards Oversight Committee. She touches upon land-based fish farming, aquafeed production and retailers’ huge responsibilities. 


Telling aquaculture’s story, with every sale

In his latest piece for the Advocate, industry veteran Phil Walsh, VP of Growth for Alfa Gamma Seafood Group in Miami, says aquaculture stakeholders should seize every opportunity to promote their products’ positive attributes in the face of stiff opposition. 


Genetic improvement aids red tilapia growth in Egypt

A new breeding program for genetic improvement of red tilapia was established at the Fish Research Center (FRC), Suez Canal University, in Ismailia, Egypt. It aims to improve the growth rate of the fish and to provide significant benefits to