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

packaging

Responsibility

Slow fish: Preventing waste via packaging

BluWrap shipping technology can cut the seafood industry's abysmal food-waste statistics by dramatically extending the shelf life of fresh product. Company CEO Mark Barnekow's mission is to get fresh fish off airplanes and onto ocean-bound cargo ships. 

Intelligence

Seafood packaging, part 1

Seafood packaging must protect against dehydration, oxidation and contamination. Laminated materials allow a single film to provide gas permeability, heat sealing and flexibility at cold temperatures. 

Intelligence

Seafood packaging, part 2

Ongoing research on seafood packaging systems is identifying the most effective packaging methods for different products. Some have longer shelf life while others do well with only basic wraps.