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

Liberando el potencial genético del camarón tigre negro

El camarón tigre negro es la segunda especie de camarón cultivado a nivel mundial. Debido a su importancia en Australia, el nuevo Centro ARC para Reproducción Avanzada de Camarones desarrollará un programa de cría escalable y avanzado para la especie, y llevará su conocimiento genético a un nivel comparable al de la ganadería.

Responsibility

Chilean salmon farmers see brighter days ahead

Chile’s farmed salmon industry has had a rough decade. A lot is riding on its ability to work through the turbulence, including 70,000 jobs and $3.5 billion in annual sales. Is reducing production the answer? 

Innovation & Investment

Results of the GOAL 2016 audience poll questions

Each year the attendees of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL conference – held in September in Guangzhou, China – have the opportunity to answer poll questions posed by speakers and moderators of panel discussions. 

Health & Welfare

Testing an intensive shrimp hatchery system using biofloc technology

The use of biofloc technology (BFT) is increasing in the commercial production of several important aquatic species, as it can increase production and efficiency and minimize the potential impacts of effluents. This study showed that BFT systems without water exchange 

Intelligence

Critical decisions for shrimp harvesting and packing, Part 3

In this final installment of Hervé Lucien-Brun’s comprehensive three-part series, the author details the final steps in the process of taking farmed shrimp to the marketplace. Here we take a look at the proper protocols for receiving at the processing 

Responsibility

Healthy planet: Recap of Day 3 at GOAL

On the third and final day of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL conference, held in Guangzhou, China, the theme of “healthy planet” permeated every presentation. Innovation, investment, efficiency, transparency and improvement are the clarion calls for aquaculture. 

Innovation & Investment

Images: GOAL 2016 in Guangzhou

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) conference was held September 19-22 in Guangzhou, China. Click through this photo gallery taken during the three days of the annual event. 

Responsibility

Healthy people: Recap of Day 2 at GOAL 2016

Seafood companies are not only striving to become sustainable and environmentally friendly; they are grappling with social responsibility issues that grab international headlines and rightfully force all links of the supply chain to button up their operations and put human 

Intelligence

Critical decisions for shrimp harvesting and packing, Part 2

The decision to harvest involves consideration of various factors, including market prices, customers’ need, biomass and condition of the animals and others. Several steps are involved, most aimed at maintaining maximum quality of the animals as they are harvested, sacrificed,