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


Health & Welfare

Larval rearing of sea bass in desert-saline Middle East

European sea bass have been raised in the favorable climate of the Middle East since 2000. For effective larval rearing of sea bass, the authors recommend the use of temperature-controlled water with about 35 ppt salinity and good aeration in 

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Health & Welfare

Peru project studies blood cockles for stock enhancement, aquaculture

In Peru, some wild cockle communities have been so overfished that total fishing bans are being considered. A project was therefore established to develop sustainable spat production as a crucial step toward the implementation of a conservation strategy for blood 


Amino acid requirements in developing marine fish

Most marine fish have pelagic eggs with large pools of free amino acids of fairly constant proportion regardless of species. The amino acids provide energy for metabolism and are an important nutritional asset for growing embryos.