Recent surveys indicate that global finfish production has doubled over the last decade, but most of this growth happened in the first half of this period. Production is still growing but at slower pace than in recent years, and annual
Obligate and opportunistic parasites play a critical role in determining the productivity, sustainability and economic viability of global finfish aquaculture enterprises. Without stringent and appropriate control measures, the impacts of these pathogens can often be significant.
The Velella Project examined the technical viability of unanchored open-ocean fish farming by deploying a submerged net pen off Hawaii.
Although the application of selective breeding and genetics can yield dramatic results, the use of genetically improved stock varies widely among aquaculture sectors. Virtually all Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout producers use improved stock, while use of genetically improved tilapia
Despite the impacts of the December 2004 tsunami, aquaculture in Aceh, Indonesia, is recovering with support from Indonesian and international agencies.