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



We can meet our planet’s protein needs with aquaculture

Science tells us that domesticated livestock and fowl cannot begin to address our world’s near-term protein needs, and that farming fish is our best option. Getting more public support is critical to the success of aquaculture and our planet. 

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Behold the nutritious oyster

Oysters provide important, natural filtration of water and are an important component of many healthy coastal ecosystems because their active filtering can help improve and maintain water quality. For many coastal communities, oysters are an important food resource and excellent 


The pink powder that could revolutionize aquaculture

KnipBio, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology startup founded in 2013, is refining the manufacturing process for a promising aquaculture feed ingredient that may one day form the foundation of the food that farmed fish eat. 


Ya no somos nómadas, por lo que deberíamos cultivar más pescado

Dado que la producción de proteínas terrestres está confinada por la tierra limitada y disponible, la acuacultura es la solución lógica a nuestras necesidades nutricionales. Podemos tomar esto seriamente o podemos dejar que nuestros nietos crezcan en un mundo preocupantemente 


We’re no longer nomads, so we should farm more fish

As terrestrial protein production is confined by limited available and suitable land, aquaculture is the logical solution to our nutritional needs. We can get serious about it or we can let our grandchildren grow up in a world eerily similar 


Insect meals: Novel protein, fat sources for farmed shrimp

Poor-quality ingredients can’t become good-quality ingredients. Quality protein is essential for the healthy growth of any omnivorous or carnivorous aquaculture species. Insect meals seem to fill this need, and their mass-scale production appears to be sustainable. 


Plant lipid, protein use in cod, salmonid diets

Since camelina and flaxseed oils contain more omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) than most plant oils, the authors investigated them as replacements for fish oil in diets for cod, salmon and trout.