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


Innovation & Investment

Norway showcases halibut farm as sustainability star

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. 

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Research delves into enrichment of live feed for larval fish

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. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Sebastian Belle

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. 


Groundfish aquaculture in Norway

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. 


Halibut farming in Norway

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.