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

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The Arab region seafood marketplace, part 2

Aquaculture in the Arab region grew more than 60 percent in the 1990s and is still growing. Seafood consumption as a whole has distinct characteristics. 

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The Arab region seafood marketplace, part 1

All 22 Arab countries are producers, importers, exporters and consumers of seafood products. The total seafood production from capture and aquaculture was 4.7 million metric tons in 2016, of which 1.5 million metric tons (36 percent) was from aquaculture. 

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Doctors: Place a greater value on seafood consumption

Many important organizations around the world fail to acknowledge the importance of seafood to human health and well-being. There is a disconnect between what we know regarding the benefits of seafood and what is being done to acknowledge these benefits 

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New normal in global nutrition?

The latest Global Nutrition Report indicates serious levels of both malnutrition and adult overweight and obesity. It is a major challenge, particularly among women and children. Seafood, including from aquaculture, can play a significant role in helping address this issue. 

Responsibility

Is purpose the new branding ideal for seafood?

What is the real meaning of corporate social responsibility? How can seafood harness and leverage its virtues? Speakers at Seafood Expo North America concluded that purpose is key to prosperity for an industry that’s central to environmental and human health. 

Health & Welfare

Mexico shows the way to promote seafood

With major support from the government, a campaign has been launched to promote consumption of Mexico’s fishery and aquaculture products. The objective is to increase per capita seafood consumption to 12 kg by 2018. 

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Is the seafood story that complicated?

The United States Food and Drug Administration has updated its advice for pregnant women on mercury and seafood with greater emphasis on the benefits of eating fish. This is a positive story, but reporting on the new perspective muddied its 

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New year wishes for health and seafood

To help increase seafood consumption and gain recognition for the many health benefits of seafood, the author identified three wishes for 2014. Change the risk profile of seafood to defuse the sensationalized status of mercury. Professionalize the capability of the 

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Governments and seafood consumption, part 2

Campaigns and promotions on seafood consumption are proving successful in countries around the world. Many of them involve governments working with industry and other institutions to clearly communicate the benefits of seafood.