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

Pamela D. Tom

Responsibility

New policies, initiatives could advance U.S. aquaculture

U.S. policies are intended to facilitate sustainable marine aquaculture, restore natural resources and enhance fisheries. Additional initiatives address shellfish production, aquaculture management in the Gulf of Mexico and technology transfer. 

Intelligence

Better to eat – farmed or wild salmon?

There is a widely promoted misconception that eating wild-caught fish is better for the oceans than eating farmed seafood. On a global basis, however, sustainably farmed fish may represent 60 times more efficient use of anchovies and other baitfish resources 

Health & Welfare

Nose training

United States government inspectors use their highly trained noses to determine whether imported seafood should enter U.S. commerce.