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

Nicki Holmyard


On the Job: Modern-day oyster lassies

As part of a series looking at aquaculture jobs, we feature two women working with oysters at different ends of the supply chain. 

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Se busca: Más omega-3s. Pero ¿de dónde?

Cargill y la empresa australiana Nuseed están invirtiendo grandes sumas de dinero en el desarrollo de un aceite de canola modificado genéticamente rico en DHA. Mientras tanto, un destacado nutricionista arroja dudas sobre la necesidad de los omega-3 de los 


Wanted: More omega-3s. But from where?

Cargill and Australia’s Nuseed are both investing large sums of money in the development of a genetically modified canola oil rich in DHA. Meanwhile, a leading nutritionist casts doubts on the necessity of omega-3s from fish. 

Health & Welfare

On the Job: Young fish veterinarian holds a hopeful outlook

Harry Hamlin-Wright is a fish vet. It’s a career choice that gets strange looks but offers him varied and interesting work. See the world of aquatic animal health and welfare through a fresh set of eyes in a new Advocate 


Inside the Cargill Aqua Nutrition aquafeed plant in Scotland

Formed in 2015, following Cargill’s acquisition of salmon feed specialist EWOS to complement its own warm-water aquaculture feed business, Cargill Aqua Nutrition produces feed for salmon, tilapia and shrimp in 20 countries around the world. 

Health & Welfare

Fish producers benefit from humane slaughter techniques

EU legislation requires farmed fish be spared unnecessary pain, distress or suffering at slaughter, and efficient manual and automated systems have been developed to help achieve this goal. What’s more, longer shelf life and improved flesh quality have been reported. 


Recent farmed salmon losses put aquaculture insurance in focus

Insurance is available for a wide range of species, and will protect capital investment against events or natural hazards that affect fish health, assets and harvests. Effective risk assessment and management strategies are important.