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

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Innovation & Investment

Genetic tool aims to stem the tide of oyster virus

Initially, a new chip loaded with oyster DNA pieces will identify oysters resistant to the herpes virus, but in the future it may be able to identify oysters with other desirable characteristics, such as faster growth rates. 

Responsibility

Ailing waterways hail the oyster’s return

The Lower Hudson Estuary and Chesapeake Bay, two waterways once home to thriving oyster beds, would welcome the shellfish’s return. Aquaculture initiatives in both areas aim to reinvigorate the water and the communities they support. 

Intelligence

Oyster culture in recirculating systems

Environmental and other challenges have led to reduced harvests of wild oysters in the United States. In a study, the authors evaluated oysters cultured in a recirculating aquaculture system with zero water exchange for several months. 

Health & Welfare

Oyster farming in South Australia

Oyster farming in South Australia has become a highly productive and sustainable venture. A quality-control program, new grading systems and government support can help increase oyster exports.