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.
Salmon farming in Norway is poised for an innovation boom. The biggest players are putting cutting technology in the water to solve some of the industry’s most persistent problems, such as sea lice, fish escape and waste management.
The Marine Conservation Society’s aquaculture program manager discusses what consumers ultimately need to know about aquaculture, responsible production and eco-labels. She also looks at NGOs making a difference in the global seafood industry and where she finds innovation in action.
This year’s GOAL conference will be held in China, birthplace of aquaculture. There’s no better place to discuss innovation, says Michael Tlusty, director of ocean sustainability science at the New England Aquarium, because fresh thinking defeats complacency.
In a wide-ranging interview, the Marine Conservation Society’s aquaculture program manager applauds innovation, decries food waste and gives a look inside the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Standards Oversight Committee. She touches upon land-based fish farming, aquafeed production and retailers’ huge responsibilities.
A jam-packed three days of important dialogue in Vancouver was capped off by a keynote from the CEO of one of Canada’s oldest seafood companies, a suite of aquafeed innovations and a moving acceptance speech from Bill Herzig, the GAA
With major support from the government, a campaign has been launched to promote consumption of Mexico’s fishery and aquaculture products. The objective is to increase per capita seafood consumption to 12 kg by 2018.