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

Carbon footprint


Assessing the carbon footprint of aquaculture

A carbon footprint is an estimate of the total carbon emissions resulting from the production, use and disposal of a product or service. Carbon footprints for aquaculture products result mainly from the use of manufactured feed and mechanical aeration. 


Net impacts: An argument for open-ocean aquaculture

In a comparison of tank culture and net pen farming of almaco jack, the offshore operations were about twice as efficient per kilogram of product in terms of energy use and carbon inputs. 

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