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

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Innovation & Investment

Net gains in aquaculture net technology

The aquaculture industry is paying greater attention to net technology, in terms of materials and maintenance, because of its impact on the bottom line. 

Health & Welfare

Delousing salmon in large net pens

In research for Norway’s salmon farmers, the authors documented effective bath treatments against sea lice infestations in large net pens using skirts or tarpaulins to define the treatment area. 

Responsibility

Net impacts: An argument for open-ocean aquaculture

In a comparison of tank culture and net pen farming of almaco jack, the offshore operations were about twice as efficient per kilogram of product in terms of energy use and carbon inputs.