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

Halley Froehlich


Can Americans’ perception of aquaculture change?

Perhaps the biggest barrier to aquaculture’s growth and development in the United States is public perception. There’s a lack of trust. And at the root of that is education. 

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Land-use efficiency study puts aquaculture on a pedestal

Focused on land-use implications of terrestrial meat production, the study concluded that aquaculture can meet the protein demands of a growing global population without adding strain on arable land, water or our other natural resources. 


Study: Aquaculture ‘hot spots’ virtually untapped

Ocean "hot spots," UCSB researchers have determined, provide enough space to produce 15 billion metric tons of finfish annually, more than 100 times the current global seafood consumption. 


Do you know offshore aquaculture when you see it?

Researchers have determined that a definition of “offshore aquaculture” was necessary to critically assess the impacts and benefits of moving fish farming operations “slightly farther and slightly deeper” out to sea. 


Going deep on offshore aquaculture

Open-ocean aquaculture, the “new kid on the block” in the rapidly growing aquaculture industry, was examined at a California Academy of Sciences event. New contributor Twilight Greenaway reports.