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

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Intelligence

The fish farming industry of India

India is the second-largest producer of farmed freshwater fish with potential for further development as new species and production systems are adopted. 

Responsibility

Giving a lift to tilapia farmers in Myanmar

The U.S. Soybean Export Council’s farm demonstrations, farmer education efforts and formulated feeds are boosting tilapia production in rural areas of Myanmar, where indigenous carp are more commonly raised. 

Intelligence

On GM foods, part 4: Let’s examine our needs

Scott Nichols concludes his four-part series about GM foods with a simple question about transgenic animals: Are they truly meeting a need? We need more food and we need better nutrition. Both desires should be achieved without increasing environmental impacts. 

Responsibility

The ancient practice of paddy-cum-fish culture

The co-culture of rice and fish, or paddy-cum-fish culture, is a very old practice in many countries around the world, including some of India’s northeastern states, where it is extensively practiced. Various carps and tilapia species can be cultured while 

Responsibility

Weighing the risks of farming non-native fish species in India

Food security is a priority in India, and there is huge potential for the expanded culture of non-native fish species. While many farmers have improved their socio-economic conditions through farming non-native fish species, their spread into open water resources presents 

Health & Welfare

Cathepsin enzymes, part 2

Cathepsin D alone and in combination with other cathepsins presents the greatest proteolytic activity on some fish muscles. 

Intelligence

Czeching seafood consumption

The Czech Republic is one of Europe’s largest fish producers and the world’s fourth-largest producer of freshwater ornamental and aquarium fish.