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

Roy D. Palmer


Governments and seafood consumption, part 1

International groups agree that nations worldwide should better assess and manage the risks and benefits of fish consumption and more effectively communicate them to their citizens. 


Why don’t we eat more seafood?

A variety of factors combine to limit seafood consumption. Seafood is perceived to be expensive, and safety perceptions influence consumer buying decisions. Culture and tradition also play roles in forging seafood-eating habits. 


Czeching seafood consumption

The Czech Republic is one of Europe’s largest fish producers and the world’s fourth-largest producer of freshwater ornamental and aquarium fish. 


Seafood in Korea

Korea has always had a love for seafood. Aquaculture is now playing an increasing role in supplying that seafood. High consumption of fish has been associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome in men, but not women. 


Seafood in Japan

Seafood has played a prominent role in Japan’s food history. The country helped spread sushi, surimi and tempura, and fish consumption by the Japanese is still among the highest in the world. Their taste for seafood also contributes to better