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

fatty acids


Feed formulations affect shrimp flavor, texture

Fish-free diets are suitable for shrimp production and can generate high-quality product. Consumer preferences for the flavor of shrimp and texture attributes need exploration. 

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Considerations for alternative ingredients in aquafeeds

A key to expanding aquaculture is finding alternative sources of proteins and oils. Supplementing or replacing fish oil in aquaculture feeds with alternative lipid sources – oils seeds, microalgae, insects and others – appears possible as long as essential fatty 

Health & Welfare

Japanese eels: Progress in breeding and nutrition

The Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) is cultured in ponds in Japan, China, the Republic of Korea and other countries. Ongoing research is addressing knowledge gaps in the domestication, controlled breeding and nutritional requirements of the species. 


Omega-6s and the threat to seafood’s healthy halo

Research shows farmed fish fed diets heavy on vegetable oils have higher amounts of omega-6s and lower amounts of omega-3s, compared to fish fed diets heavy on fish oil. We take a deep dive into the relationship between the two 


Aquaculture Exchange: Giovanni Turchini, Deakin University, part 2

In the second part of our interview with the associate head of research at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University (Australia) he discusses the various alternative sources of omega-3 fatty acids coming on to the market