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

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Direct energy use in channel catfish production

The direct energy input values for aquaculture include energy used in constructing facilities, producing seedstock and feed, powering mechanical aerators, applying feed and harvesting and processing culture animals. 

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Net impacts: An argument for open-ocean aquaculture

In a comparison of tank culture and net pen farming of almaco jack, the offshore operations were about twice as efficient per kilogram of product in terms of energy use and carbon inputs.