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

Aquaculture Exchange: Michael Rubino, NOAA

Social license – a community’s acceptance and support of an industry’s presence – is a key factor in aquaculture’s growth prospects. It’s a major obstacle U.S. waters, in particular. Michael Rubino of NOAA Fisheries discusses the challenges.

Responsibility

Aquaculture certification steers to zone management

Zone management is an emerging field of interest among industry stakeholders. Experts say it will aid in controlling diseases and in determining carrying capacities. We take a closer look at the management tool’s potential. 

Responsibility

Aquaculture Exchange: Jon Grant, Dalhousie University

The chairman of the NSERC-Cooke Industrial Research in Sustainable Aquaculture extols a comprehensive approach to aquaculture and other marine activities. Farm location and density, he says, have strong impacts on disease risk, waste dispersal and growth rates. 

Intelligence

Consumer survey explores farmed, wild seafood perceptions

What do shoppers really think about farmed and wild seafood? Commissioned by The Fishin’ Co. and the Global Aquaculture Alliance, an extensive survey conducted earlier this year sought to determine the key drivers in consumers’ seafood purchasing habits and their 

Innovation & Investment

Pirarucu culture in the Brazilian Amazon

With their fast growth and ample light-flavored flesh, pirarucu present great potential. Industry growth is hampered by limited technology and management of domestication practices. Also, current commercial diets are typically not fully suited to the nutritional needs of pirarucu. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Steve Hart

China, the world’s largest producer of farmed fish, represents a huge opportunity for the Global Aquaculture Alliance and its Best Aquaculture Practices certification scheme. GAA’s Steve Hart talks about the inroads the organization has already made and how he can 

Innovation & Investment

Brazil study results encouraging for injector

Zero-exchange biofloc systems allow elevated stocking densities and production, but also require more dissolved oxygen and thorough water circulation. A new type of air injector uses only a centrifugal pump to recirculate water while naturally aspirating ambient air. 

Aquafeeds

Welcome to the Advocate!

In line with the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s mission to advocate, educate and demonstrate responsible aquaculture worldwide, the Advocate is a forum for information and insight into one of the world’s most important and fastest-growing industries. 

Aquafeeds

Turbot growth performance on soy-based feeds

Turbot are typically fed diets containing 45 to 65 percent fishmeal. In a study that gave turbot feed with 40 percent soy protein concentrate, the fish had decent growth and excellent survival. 

Intelligence

Land-based macroalgae farming

Land-based cultivation of macroalgae can minimize impacts on wild macroalgae stocks while reducing harvest costs and controlling quality. Integration of macroalgae with land-based fish culture systems could reduce capital and operating costs.