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

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Health & Welfare

Aquaculture in Armenia

Fish farms in Armenia have developed a diversified product base that includes value-added, ready-to-eat foods for export, as well as live and processed fish for domestic markets. 


Superchilling extends shelf life, raises yields

Superchilling is the refrigeration of fish in which the flesh temperature is reduced several degrees below the freezing point, forming ice in the outer few millimeters of the fish. 

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Health & Welfare

Scombrotoxins, part 3

While freez­ing, salting, smoking and irradiation can minimize growth biogenic amine formation, special care from harvest through consumption can prevent scombrotoxin poisoning. 

Health & Welfare

Food safety issues in aquaculture

Farmed fish species often pose fewer food safety risk than wild-caught fish, but antibiotic residues used to treat disease outbreaks is a unique hazard. 


Pulsed light improves food safety, quality

Pulsed light appears to kill all types of bacteria and eukaryotic microorganisms with equal effectiveness and could be a cost-effective control method.