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


Health & Welfare

Studying the stubborn salmon disease SRS from afar

Piscirickettsia salmonis, or P. sal, is a persistent pathogen in the waters off Chile, causing millions of dollars of damage to the nation’s massive aquaculture industry. A university researcher 6,000 miles to the north hopes to provide insight that leads 

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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. 

Health & Welfare

Chile’s salmon industry addresses health crises

Environmental and fish health problems have affected Chile’s salmon farmers since 2004. As production ramped up, 2006 saw an increase in sea lice that reduced output. In 2007, infectious salmon anemia spread across the farming region and quickly cut production. 

Health & Welfare

Proactive disease management counters ISA, IMN

Although many companies avoid the costs associated with setting up proactive disease management infrastructure, failure to do so can result in losses that far outweigh the costs.