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



Cómo la acuacultura promueve la Iniciativa de Crecimiento Azul

Crecimiento Azul es una parte integral del desarrollo global sostenible y de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación, ya que se relacionan con la conservación de los recursos 


How aquaculture furthers the Blue Growth Initiative

Blue Growth is as an integral part of sustainable global development and the Food and Agriculture Organization's Sustainable Development Goals as they relate to conservation of marine resources. 

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Aquaculture leads fish production, consumption to new highs

The most recent biennial report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations stresses the growing importance that aquaculture has as new records for global seafood production and consumption were reached in 2016. 

Innovation & Investment

Bio-economic modeling for improving aquaculture performance

Experience in China, the world’s largest tilapia farming country, is used to develop and calibrate a bio-economic model of intensive tilapia pond culture. It is used to simulate the impacts of climate, technical and/or economic factors on farming. 


GOAL 2017: revisión y pronóstico de la producción mundial de camarón

La encuesta de producción de GOAL 2017 para la producción mundial de camarón cultivado mostró una recuperación menor para 2016, y se espera que la producción se fortalezca hasta 2019, cuando la producción cultivada global debería alcanzar 4.82 millones de 


GOAL 2017: Global shrimp production review and forecast

The GOAL 2017 production survey for global shrimp farming production showed a minor recovery for 2016, with production expected to strengthen through 2019, when global farmed production should reach 4.82 million metric tons (MMT), barring major shrimp disease issues. 


How will climate change impact seafood production?

Much work is needed to properly address and prepare for the potential impacts of climate change, and to continue increasing the contribution of seafood production to feed a growing human population. 

Innovation & Investment

Artemia, the ‘magic powder’ fueling a multi-billion-dollar industry

Artemia, microscopic brine shrimp used as feed in hatcheries, are the unsung heroes of aquaculture. Experts say artemia is still inspiring innovation more than 50 years after initial commercialization. These creatures are much more than Sea-Monkeys. 


COFI 32 presents an opportunity to promote seafood

Writing from Rome at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s COFI 32 conference, Advocate contributor Roy Palmer solicits input on how to promote the health benefits of seafood consumption worldwide.