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

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Responsibility

Aquaculture gives endangered totoaba a fighting chance

The tenuous fate of a pint-sized porpoise, the critically endangered vaquita, is linked to a fish targeted by poachers fueling China’s appetite for maws. The vaquita remains in peril, but aquaculture presents some hope for the totoaba. 

Health & Welfare

Snail control in fish ponds

The freshwater drum is a proposed snail-control vector in catfish ponds. In tank studies the drum showed high survival and reduced snail populations.