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

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Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Ron Stotish, AquaBounty Technologies

Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, discusses being the first to produce a genetically modified (GM) farmed salmon deemed safe for consumption, the controversy surrounding his company's product and the potential of biotechnology. 

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Science fact-checker debunks GM salmon criticisms

An article by concluded that fears regarding risk to human and environmental health posed by GM salmon are unfounded. Meanwhile, a group of environmental NGOs has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its approval of the fish 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Scott Nichols, Food’s Future

Scott Nichols speaks to the Advocate about the launch of his own consultancy, Food’s Future, about groundbreaking innovations at Verlasso and about the role of aquaculture in a rapidly changing world — one in need of collaboration and new ideas. 


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.