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


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Networking and defending farmed fish at Seafood 1on1

At the match-making event presented by FirstSource Events pairing seafood buyers with suppliers in a low-key setting, the conversations were mainly about how to sell more seafood, driven by sustainability, convenience and positive messages about aquaculture. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Melanie Siggs, part 2

In the conclusion of a two-part interview, independent advisor Melanie Siggs talks to the Advocate about consumer perceptions of aquaculture, and many roles that NGOs fill and her hopes for the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative and its work with certification 


Keep-it-simple seafood: Hy-Vee’s retail strategy

U.S. supermarket chain Hy-Vee relies on Seafood Watch ratings for its product choices, but only displays its own ‘Responsible Choice’ designation in stores to eliminate consumer confusion. A company executive and its NGO partner offer a glimpse at the methods 


North American markets for fresh tilapia, part 1

A survey of major market sectors to identify further market potential for fresh tilapia found that both big-box retailers and traditional grocery stores offered little room for achieving premium prices for tilapia fillet products.