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


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Global Farmed Finfish Production Outlook: Slower-paced growth

The GOAL 2016 survey for global production of farmed fish shows that most major finfish groups increased their farmed production in 2015. The total production of species and countries covered by the survey is forecasted to reach 42 MMT in 


Emerging trends in salmonid RAS, part 2

Dozens of land-based, closed-containment salmonid RAS systems are coming on line. New projects are bringing new principles into the salmon industry. Industry expansion hinges upon the development of pollution-mitigating technologies to reduce nutrients in effluents. 

Health & Welfare

Emerging trends in salmonid RAS, part 1

The benefits realized by recirculating aquaculture systems – including enhanced fish growth, product quality and survival, as well as reduced treatment costs – have made the RAS approach an important production trend. 

Health & Welfare

Off-flavors in salmonids raised in RAS

The presence of compounds such as geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) can result in earthy or musty off-flavors in salmonids raised in the systems. 

Health & Welfare

Genomics: Applications in salmonid aquaculture

Advances in aquaculture research include the integration of genomics – the study of genes and their functions – into projects pursuing increased production efficiency.