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



Cultivating an ocean food revolution

“Ocean Solutions that Benefit People, Nature and the Economy” encourages a new ocean narrative that touts mariculture’s three major benefits. 

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Considerations for tilapia farming in saltwater environments

Tilapias are farmed in a variety of production systems, but mostly in freshwater and low-salinity waters. But tilapias are an excellent candidate for aquaculture in brackish- and seawater because they can tolerate a wide range of water salinity. 


¿Puede la maricultura sostenible igualar la producción de la agricultura?

La producción mundial de la maricultura sostenible, desarrollada en una escala masiva y sostenible y utilizando sólo una pequeña fracción de las zonas oceánicas del mundo, podría eventualmente igualar la producción agrícola con base en tierra. La escala y consideraciones 


Can sustainable mariculture match agriculture’s output?

Global, sustainable mariculture production, developed on a massive, sustainable scale and using just a small fraction of the world’s oceanic areas, could eventually match the output of land-based agriculture production. Scale and international law considerations require the involvement of many 


Mariculture projects in Rio de Janeiro

A partnership among the private, academic and government sectors is advancing the development of mariculture in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ongoing projects include a marine fish hatchery, demonstration unit and experimental integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system. 


A look at integrated multi-trophic aquaculture

In integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, farmers combine the cultivation of fed species such as finfish or shrimp with extractive seaweeds, aquatic plants and shellfish and other invertebrates that recapture organic and inorganic particulate nutrients for their growth.