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



What’s in your fish? FDA reinforces aquaculture drug policy

Drug-related import refusals at U.S. ports were up in 2015 for the third straight year. Representatives from the National Fisheries Institute and the Food and Drug Administration discussed U.S. aquaculture drug policy at Seafood Expo North America and how the 


Preparation, management techniques for certification audits

One of the most important ways to prepare for certification audits is through staff meetings that review job descriptions and management practices, as well as employee behavior, such as hygiene and record keeping. Internal auditing is also key to a 

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Health & Welfare

Seafood HACCP regulation: A perspective

Seafood was one of the first U.S. commodities to be placed under the FDA's mandatory Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations. 

Health & Welfare

HACCP implementation at shrimp farms

HACCP plans bring the benefits of quality assurance, documented chain of custody, monitoring and inputs and better supervision of employee actions.