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

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Protein conversion efficiency in aquaculture

Prof. Boyd discusses the overall conversion efficiency of plant protein to animal protein (including pasture animals), which been estimated at 8.3 percent globally. The whole animal conversion for feed-based production is around 35 percent for chickens, 20 percent for swine, 

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Behold the nutritious oyster

Oysters provide important, natural filtration of water and are an important component of many healthy coastal ecosystems because their active filtering can help improve and maintain water quality. For many coastal communities, oysters are an important food resource and excellent