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

GOAL 2016


GOAL video: Breaking down farmed shrimp certification standards

There are similarities and differences between the various aquaculture certification programs but until recently there has been little publicly available analysis to document those points. Michael Tlusty, director of ocean sustainability science at the New England Aquarium, provided it at 

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Global Farmed Finfish Production Outlook: Slower-paced growth

The GOAL 2016 survey for global production of farmed fish shows that most major finfish groups increased their farmed production in 2015. The total production of species and countries covered by the survey is forecasted to reach 42 MMT in 

Innovation & Investment

Results of the GOAL 2016 audience poll questions

Each year the attendees of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL conference – held in September in Guangzhou, China – have the opportunity to answer poll questions posed by speakers and moderators of panel discussions. 


Healthy planet: Recap of Day 3 at GOAL

On the third and final day of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL conference, held in Guangzhou, China, the theme of “healthy planet” permeated every presentation. Innovation, investment, efficiency, transparency and improvement are the clarion calls for aquaculture. 

Innovation & Investment

Images: GOAL 2016 in Guangzhou

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) conference was held September 19-22 in Guangzhou, China. Click through this photo gallery taken during the three days of the annual event. 


Healthy people: Recap of Day 2 at GOAL 2016

Seafood companies are not only striving to become sustainable and environmentally friendly; they are grappling with social responsibility issues that grab international headlines and rightfully force all links of the supply chain to button up their operations and put human 

Health & Welfare

Healthy fish: Recap of Day 1 at GOAL 2016

Some of the world’s top aquatic animal disease experts shared knowledge about mitigation techniques at the GOAL conference in Guangzhou, China. Topics included sea lice, streptococcus and EHP, which was referred to as the “most insidious” disease impacting shrimp production. 


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 

Innovation & Investment

Mucosal mapping architect wins aquaculture innovation award

Quantidoc AS in Norway is the commercialization of Prof. Karin Pittman’s years of fish health research. Pittman, winner of this year’s Global Aquaculture Innovation and Leadership Award, utilizes stereology to measure and better understand mucous on gill, gut and skin