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



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 

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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

Phytoplankton a crucial component of aquaculture pond ecosystems

Phytoplanktonic organisms, or microalgae, are very abundant in aquaculture ponds and have critical roles in these ecosystems, significantly influencing overall pond ecology and water quality. Proper management of phytoplankton populations is essential for successful aquaculture pond production. 


F3 Prize: Putting money where fish’s mouths are

Interest is growing in a two-year-long competition aimed at driving innovation in the aquafeed sector. The F3 prize for a demonstrably fish-free feed comes with a cash reward, and possibly a glimpse at the future. 


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. 


Silicon, diatoms in aquaculture

The silicon plants take up in silicic acid from water strengthens cell walls. Among the phytoplankton, diatoms particularly need silicon. 

Health & Welfare

Rotifer enrichment: Concept simplifies larval fish feeding

In trials, a culture diet that naturally enhances rotifers and eliminates the need for enrichment was tested. Skretting feed specialists found similar growth and reproduction figures were registered with a conventional rotifer enrichment diet and a standalone diet for a