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

James Wright


Aquaculture Exchange: Lukas Manomaitis, USSEC

The U.S. Soybean Export Council is a huge supporter of aquaculture growth globally, as so many aquafeed formulators rely on U.S. soy to create nutritious diets. The Southeast Asia senior technical advisor for USSEC’s aquaculture program talks about this symbiotic 


Technology, diligence in ensuring abuse-free seafood supply chains

The Advocate is highlighting people who advance solutions in social responsibility. In part two of a three-part series, Katrina Nakamura of Sustainability Incubator discusses identifying hot spots for abuses and taking steps to eliminate high-risk products. 

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Innovation & Investment

Productor del Caribe tiene como objetivo hacer un nombre para sutchi

¿Pangasius cultivado en la República Dominicana? Historia verdadera. Value Aquaculture, con socios provenientes de Alemania y Chile, está tratando de lograr que compradores estadounidenses miren de nuevo a esta especie de bagre del Mekong. 


Intelligence, integrity in the fight against forced labor in seafood

In previewing the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the Advocate examines human rights in the supply chain and the people who advance solutions in rooting out worker abuses. In part one of a three-part series, Environmental Justice Foundation co-founder Steve Trent talks 


Keep-it-simple seafood: Hy-Vee’s retail strategy

U.S. supermarket chain Hy-Vee relies on Seafood Watch ratings for its product choices, but only displays its own ‘Responsible Choice’ designation in stores to eliminate consumer confusion. A company executive and its NGO partner offer a glimpse at the methods 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: David Little, University of Stirling

David Little, professor at the University of Stirling in Scotland, tells the Advocate about the rapid evolution of the aquaculture industry in Southeast Asia — where he made his home for many years — and discusses the role of academia 


Aquaculture Exchange: Alan Shaw, Calysta

Turn fuel into animal food? Calysta can do that. The California biotech company is now hoping for greater buy-in from aquaculture, its target market. CEO Alan Shaw talks about the potential of FeedKind and its ambitious plans for 2016 and 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Scott Nichols, Food’s Future

Scott Nichols speaks to the Advocate about the launch of his own consultancy, Food’s Future, about groundbreaking innovations at Verlasso and about the role of aquaculture in a rapidly changing world — one in need of collaboration and new ideas. 


F3 Prize: Putting money where fish’s mouths are

Interest is growing in a two-year-long competition aimed at driving innovation in the aquafeed sector. The F3 prize for a demonstrably fish-free feed comes with a cash reward, and possibly a glimpse at the future. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Mike Velings, Aqua-Spark

Dutch investment firm Aqua-Spark has in just two years developed a modest portfolio, but a strategy that is poised for growth and impact across the entire aquaculture value chain, its CEO and co-founder told the Advocate.