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

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Innovation & Investment

El ojo en el cielo: Europa emplea satélites para avanzar la acuacultura

Copernicus, el Sistema de Observación de la Tierra de 4.300 millones de euros de la Agencia Espacial Europea, tiene beneficios potenciales para la pesca y la acuacultura. El proyecto SAFI se está acercando al sector acuícola en relación al aprovechamiento 

Responsibility

Pacific Islands communities support aquaculture development

Threats from overfishing and climate change highlight the need for alternative methods of local seafood production and economic advancement throughout the Pacific Islands. Ongoing work with giant clams, pearl oysters and crabs helps meet consumer needs and replenish stocks. 

Health & Welfare

Stress susceptibility of echinoderms under aquaculture conditions

If an animal is stressed, its immune function decreases, and vulnerability to diseases increases. Since there is currently no effective treatment for disease in echinoderms, the authors examined the impacts of handling and salinity fluctuations on the immune functions of 

Intelligence

Tropical sea cucumber culture

Advances in the culture of sea cucumber species are countering the overexploitation of wild populations. Protocols for intensive hatchery production are well established, and juvenile production efficiency has improved.