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

Consumer perception

Intelligence

Europeans need a new shrimp narrative

Media coverage fuels negative perceptions of farmed shrimp among Europeans. A paper – similar to one on pangasius consumption four years ago – finds the sector is doing too little to rectify ill-founded notions. 

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Health & Welfare

Study ties animal welfare practices to consumer purchasing

There’s an opportunity to expand the U.S. market for farmed seafood if the aquaculture industry were to more widely adopt humane production practices, according to a study by Changing Tastes and Datassential. 

Intelligence

Changes in European consumer perceptions of farmed salmon

Household surveys have been carried out annually since 2012 in France, Germany and the UK on perceptions and consumption patterns for salmon and meat from agriculture. Results show that salmon is generally perceived as having more beneficial effects than chicken 

Intelligence

Risk v. hazard: A dispassionate look at pangasius

Vietnam’s pangasius industry captivated the global seafood industry, environmental organizations and the mass media. A scientific look at harmful substances detected in exported fillets and the reporting of the associated health risks through the media finds wide disparities.