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



Global finfish production review: Gradual growth

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 

Health & Welfare

Economic impacts of aquatic parasites on global finfish production

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. 

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Health & Welfare

Finfish genetic improvement

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