A HeroX challenge has fielded ideas for preventing or eliminating off-flavors in farmed catfish, with potential solutions coming from unexpected places.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL production survey data shows that farmed marine finfish production increased 73 percent from 2009 to 2019.
A study shows that wastewater from recirculating aquaculture systems is suitable for microalgal cultivation and that sludge amendment to the wastewater increases production.
Farmed finfish production has more than doubled since 2005 to an expected 38 million metric tons in 2018; 2019 production is expected to remain at 38 million metric tons.
The 28-year-old founder and CEO of Tajin Farms – a catfish supplier and processing operation in Warri, Delta State – talks about his humble beginnings and bold plans for aquaculture in Africa.
Global farmed fish production has increased from 19 million metric tons (MMT) in 2004 to an expected level of 44 MMT in 2017. Next year’s production is expected to be 46 MMT.
Because consumers look at color to gauge quality of catfish fillets, the authors developed a digital photography measurement method to assess yellowness.
As global demand for food rises, the focus on water resources will intensify. In Berlin, a four-year research project is demonstrating the feasibility of aquaponics, which can drastically cut water inputs.
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.