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

food safety


Changes in European consumer perceptions of farmed salmon

Household surveys have been carried out annually since 2012 in France, Germany and the UK on perceptions and consumption patterns for salmon and meat from agriculture. Results show that salmon is generally perceived as having more beneficial effects than chicken 

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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. 


Risk v. hazard: A dispassionate look at pangasius

Vietnam’s pangasius industry captivated the global seafood industry, environmental organizations and the mass media. A scientific look at harmful substances detected in exported fillets and the reporting of the associated health risks through the media finds wide disparities. 


GM salmon and the FDA: 10 takeaways

After a 20-year process, a genetically modified fish earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, reigniting one of the seafood industry’s most intriguing controversies. Here are 10 key downloads from the groundbreaking decision over AquAdvantage salmon. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Steve Hart

China, the world’s largest producer of farmed fish, represents a huge opportunity for the Global Aquaculture Alliance and its Best Aquaculture Practices certification scheme. GAA’s Steve Hart talks about the inroads the organization has already made and how he can 

Health & Welfare

Toxicity vs. detection

The 2001 detection of chloramphenicol in shrimp imported into the Netherlands heightened awareness of and anxiety over the presence of chemicals in food. 


Prevent, but verify

Each farm unit should have a written program that defines measures to prevent food safety problems and a program of regular testing.