The impact that recirculating aquaculture systems, or RAS, will have on European production remains to be seen, but the general vibe is positive.
Recognizing its potential as a sustainable fish producer, Norway highlights land-based halibut farmer Sogn Aqua in the debute of The Explorer digital showroom. The Advocate recently paid a visit to the farm in Ortnevik.
A two-year grant of $276,000 seeks to improve the nutrition of live feed for, and therefore the production of, larval California yellowtail and halibut, with the hopes that the technology will be applicable to other species.
The executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Association talks to the Advocate about the diverse and growing industry in his state (oysters, mussels, kelp, eels and salmon) and how aquaculture should be used as a rural development tool.
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute developed an integrated larval-nursery recirculating aquaculture system for California halibut utilizing shallow raceways for juvenile culture.
Norway’s groundfish-farming industry can deliver premium-quality products, but can it achieve economic sustainability, as well? Salmon feeding, quality and disease technology can not be fully transferred to cod.
While stable production of juveniles remains an issue for halibut farming in Norway, advances such as diets to replace live artemia are improving the industry.
Although aquaculture offers potential for the production of California halibut, several aspects of production have yet to be optimized.