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

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Intelligence

Recent farmed salmon losses put aquaculture insurance in focus

Insurance is available for a wide range of species, and will protect capital investment against events or natural hazards that affect fish health, assets and harvests. Effective risk assessment and management strategies are important. 

Responsibility

In Canada, salmon farmers building social license with First Nations

After some rocky times, ties between B.C. salmon farmers and First Nations, have improved in recent years. Band members report consistent employment, royalties and improved quality of life. “We need aquaculture around,” says one fishing company owner. 

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Intelligence

The one that got away from the New York Times   

Seafood industry veteran Phil Walsh takes a satirical look at how mainstream media filter news reports about wild and farmed fish. But the marketplace influence of unnamed “insiders” is no joke. 

Innovation & Investment

What investors see when they look at seafood

Investors see the good, bad and ugly aspects of the seafood industry. Experts at the IntraFish Seafood Investors Forum described the headwinds facing the market, like consumer confusion, while offering glimpses into their strategies (hint: patience is a virtue). 

Innovation & Investment

Investors see (mostly) upsides in aquaculture’s outlook

Aquaculture is attractive to investors, but they remain wary of diseases that could stunt projections of massive growth. At the IntraFish Seafood Investors Forum in New York, discussion about the salmon industry and its challenges — antibiotics, genetically modified fish, 

Intelligence

Telling aquaculture’s story, with every sale

In his latest piece for the Advocate, industry veteran Phil Walsh, VP of Growth for Alfa Gamma Seafood Group in Miami, says aquaculture stakeholders should seize every opportunity to promote their products’ positive attributes in the face of stiff opposition. 

Health & Welfare

Correcciones libres de químicos emergiendo en la saga de los piojos de mar

Los productores de salmón, utilizando tecnologías emergentes, están explorando nuevos métodos de mitigación de los piojos de mar en un esfuerzo por superar uno de los problemas más persistentes de la industria. Nuevas innovaciones libres de químicos muestran una industria 

Health & Welfare

Chem-free fixes emerging in sea lice saga

Salmon farmers, using emerging technologies, are exploring new methods of sea lice mitigation in an effort to overcome one of the industry’s most persistent problems. New chemical-free innovations show an industry eager to adapt and adopt environmentally safe practices. 

Responsibility

Aquaculture Exchange: Peter Bridson

Peter Bridson, who steered aquaculture research for Seafood Watch and its highly influential marketplace recommendations for six years, now runs his own consultancy, Seagreen Research. He discusses global food security, certification standards and gradually changing perceptions about farmed salmon. 

Intelligence

Surmounting the consumer disconnect on farmed seafood

In his first piece for the Advocate, industry veteran Phil Walsh, VP of Growth for Alfa Gamma Seafood Group in Miami, wonders why consumers are so comfortable with farm-raised land animals, but not farm-raised fish.