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



Europeans need a new shrimp narrative

Media coverage fuels negative perceptions of farmed shrimp among Europeans. A paper – similar to one on pangasius consumption four years ago – finds the sector is doing too little to rectify ill-founded notions. 


Risk v. hazard: A dispassionate look at pangasius

Vietnam’s pangasius industry captivated the global seafood industry, environmental organizations and the mass media. A scientific look at harmful substances detected in exported fillets and the reporting of the associated health risks through the media finds wide disparities. 

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Health & Welfare

Designing a biosecurity plan for shrimp aquaculture, part 1

The development of an effective biosecurity plan requires full understanding of facility design and operations, and knowledge of the animals’ health status and the transmission modes of pathogens in order to identify the risks and define meaningful measures. 


Managing aquaculture risk

Aquaculture’s complicated risks and underwater product mon­itoring make the development of effective crop insurance chal­lenging.