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

FDA

Health & Welfare

Fish producers benefit from humane slaughter techniques

EU legislation requires farmed fish be spared unnecessary pain, distress or suffering at slaughter, and efficient manual and automated systems have been developed to help achieve this goal. What’s more, longer shelf life and improved flesh quality have been reported. 

Innovation & Investment

On GM foods, part 3: Let’s decide where we’re going

To assess the role of genetic engineering in agriculture, we should first state what we want from our agricultural systems. Agriculture, and by extension the future of aquaculture, lacks a succinct direction. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Ron Stotish, AquaBounty Technologies

Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, discusses being the first to produce a genetically modified (GM) farmed salmon deemed safe for consumption, the controversy surrounding his company's product and the potential of biotechnology. 

Intelligence

Science fact-checker debunks GM salmon criticisms

An article by FactCheck.org concluded that fears regarding risk to human and environmental health posed by GM salmon are unfounded. Meanwhile, a group of environmental NGOs has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its approval of the fish 

Intelligence

What’s in your fish? FDA reinforces aquaculture drug policy

Drug-related import refusals at U.S. ports were up in 2015 for the third straight year. Representatives from the National Fisheries Institute and the Food and Drug Administration discussed U.S. aquaculture drug policy at Seafood Expo North America and how the