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


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Aquaculture leads fish production, consumption to new highs

The most recent biennial report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations stresses the growing importance that aquaculture has as new records for global seafood production and consumption were reached in 2016. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Melanie Siggs, part 1

Always seeking to understand the role of business and politics in stewarding the environment, Melanie Siggs has high aspirations for the global seafood industry and its future in helping to feed the world. The independent advisor talks to the Advocate 


Pesquerías y acuacultura: Actividades hermanas con una meta común

La acuacultura y la pesca — aunque significativamente diferentes pues una agricultura y la otra es cacería — son actividades relacionadas muy de cerca que comparten muchos componentes de sus cadenas de valor, incluyendo sus mercados y clientes. Ambas tienen 


Fisheries and aquaculture: Sister activities with a common goal

Aquaculture and fisheries – although significantly different as one is farming and the other one is hunting – are very closely related activities that share many components of their value chains, including their markets and customers. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Barry Costa-Pierce, UNE

University of New England Professor Barry Costa-Pierce says aquaculture is often neglected in studies examining ocean health and ecosystem and resource management. The “Ocean Prosperity Roadmap” released this summer, he said, was more of the same. 


Change the paradigm and break aquaculture stereotypes

Although there is compelling evidence that early humans relied heavily on the fruits of the ocean, the mindset of powers that be tends to focus on utilization of land for food. In Australia, for example, the country controls water resources 


Assessing the carbon footprint of aquaculture

A carbon footprint is an estimate of the total carbon emissions resulting from the production, use and disposal of a product or service. Carbon footprints for aquaculture products result mainly from the use of manufactured feed and mechanical aeration.