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

Clare Leschin-Hoar

Innovation & Investment

With oyster nursery, San Diego steps toward aquaculture

The waters off the United States’ eighth-largest city may seem an unlikely place to grow oysters, but in a surprise announcement last month, officials from the Port of San Diego said they’re aiming to do just that. 

Intelligence

¿Qué tomará para hacer a la tilapia grande de nuevo?

Una vez parte de la multitud de los productos de mar sostenibles preferidos por su dieta vegetariana y su potencial para alimentar a la creciente población del mundo, la tilapia con sus buenos modales ahora tiene un problema de imagen 

Intelligence

What will it take to make tilapia great again?

Once a darling of the sustainable seafood crowd for its vegetarian diet and potential to feed the world’s growing population, mild-mannered tilapia now has an image problem that may be causing a dip in consumption levels. 

Responsibility

Chilean salmon farmers see brighter days ahead

Chile’s farmed salmon industry has had a rough decade. A lot is riding on its ability to work through the turbulence, including 70,000 jobs and $3.5 billion in annual sales. Is reducing production the answer? 

Intelligence

As ocean temperatures rise, so too will vibrio outbreaks

A study using a half-century of data has linked climate change and warming sea temperatures with an increase in illnesses from the common vibrio bacteria. Shellfish growers, fighting a particularly virulent strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, are changing their harvest protocols. 

Intelligence

From forest to plate, a shrimp redefining ‘farmed’

The explosive growth of shrimp farming has long been associated with mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia. A silvofishery method of producing the popular seafood is protecting the fragile ecosystems in Vietnam. A hungry marketplace is reaping the rewards. 

Responsibility

Slow fish: Preventing waste via packaging

BluWrap shipping technology can cut the seafood industry's abysmal food-waste statistics by dramatically extending the shelf life of fresh product. Company CEO Mark Barnekow's mission is to get fresh fish off airplanes and onto ocean-bound cargo ships.