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



IFFO: Future contributions of marine ingredients in aquafeeds

Fishmeal is still the most nutritious source of protein for aquaculture diets, having a wide range of essential amino acids and a high digestibility, while fish oil is still the only commercially available source of long chain omega-3 for aquaculture 

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SeaWeb Seafood Summit blog

The SeaWeb Seafood Summit, held June 5-7 in Seattle, Wash., convenes seafood industry executives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and ocean advocates from all over the world. 


Talent show: Aquafeed companies show off at F3

Aquafeed manufacturers and alternative feed ingredient suppliers from all over the world gathered in Silicon Valley for F3, the Fish Free Feed contest. In the hub of innovation, solutions to a global problem were on full display. 


The digestibility of hydrolyzed soy protein

Studies demonstrate that hydrolyzed soy protein can be well digested and utilized by Pacific white shrimp, and that digestibility is improved through a bioprocess with the bacterium Lactobacillus spp. 


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 


Aquaculture Exchange: Giovanni Turchini, Deakin University, part 1

One of the world’s leading fish nutrition experts talks about how aquaculture can learn to survive, and even thrive without depending on fishmeal and fish oil. It’ll take a lot of innovation, but Giovanni Turchini is confident that the industry 


Taking on the task of sourcing fishmeal, fish oil responsibly

During an informative pre-GOAL special session, several marine ingredient and aquaculture experts discussed the challenges of responsible sourcing of fishmeal and fish oil supplies – essential ingredients in the aquaculture industry’s explosive growth over the past three decades and its 


F3 blows past funding goals as fishmeal alternatives proliferate

A competition designed to drive innovation in aquafeeds has doubled its original funding goal and has attracted some of the biggest names in fish feed. F3 has also served as a catalyst for collaboration among feed manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.