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


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Aquaculture UK: Stepping up to the plate

There’s considerable opportunity to grow the UK aquaculture industry. At the Aquaculture UK exhibition and conference in Aviemore, Scotland shows the way.   


Farm, plant and hatchery: The Taylor Shellfish experience

The Global Aquaculture Advocate toured Taylor Shellfish Co. operations in Puget Sound following the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which was held in nearby Seattle. Taylor, one of the leading U.S. shellfish suppliers, offered conference attendees an up-close look at its farming, 


Aquaculture’s solid opportunity on The Rock

As aquaculture grows in Newfoundland, the socioeconomic future of this Canadian province with a population of 500,000 takes flight with it. It's a welcome development, after a two-decade slump due in part to the downturn of North Atlantic groundfish stocks. 


Can a ‘chemical fingerprint’ deter seafood fraud?

Because paper trails aren’t perfect, some food producers are going beyond written or digital records to prove their products’ authenticity and prevent economic fraud. Is farmed seafood a perfect fit for forensic-science traceability? 

Innovation & Investment

El ojo en el cielo: Europa emplea satélites para avanzar la acuacultura

Copernicus, el Sistema de Observación de la Tierra de 4.300 millones de euros de la Agencia Espacial Europea, tiene beneficios potenciales para la pesca y la acuacultura. El proyecto SAFI se está acercando al sector acuícola en relación al aprovechamiento 


Images: Bangs Island Mussels in Casco Bay, Maine

This photo slideshow offers a close-up look at what restaurants in Maine and beyond are raving about: Bangs Island Mussels. Six years after purchasing the company from its founder, Matt Moretti says the niche shellfish supplier has expanded its production 

Innovation & Investment

Eye in the sky: Europe employs satellites to advance aquaculture

Copernicus – the European Space Agency’s €4.3 billion Earth Observation System – holds potential benefits for fisheries and aquaculture. The SAFI project is approaching the aquaculture sector about harnessing, and montetizing, this unique service from up above.