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

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 soñaba sobre la exportación de filetes frescos a los Estados Unidos y Europa, y logro exportar algo.


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 

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,