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



Human enteric viruses in shellfish, part 4

Pathogenic noroviruses have been identified in shellfish from various countries in Europe. The major cause of outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis in humans, norovirus infection is transmitted three main ways, led by consumption of shellfish. 

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Human enteric viruses in shellfish, part 3

Epidemiological studies have estimated that noroviruses are responsible for 60 percent to 80 percent of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis worldwide. Consumption of shellfish is one of three main transmission routes of norovirus infection. 

Health & Welfare

Eel production in Europe

After rapid expansion of glass eel culture in the mid-1990s was followed by overproduction, pricing problems, glass eel shortages and NGO pressures, European Union countries adopted national management plans for the eels. Importation of consumption eels was stopped, and exportation 


Fresh salmon product demand, competition in Europe

Salmon production has long been dominated by Norway, while the United States, Canada and United Kingdom have experienced slow expansion in recent years, and Chile saw a fall and rebound in volume. Norwegian product leads fresh salmon imports in European 


Sole show culture potential in Europe

Early efforts at sole culture in Europe were hampered by several technological and disease problems. Improvements in recirculation technology and advances in feed technology have renewed interest in the species.