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

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An emerging shellfish farming industry in Namibia

For shellfish farming in Namibia to continue expanding, industry must better comply with approved sanitation standards. The Namibian Shellfish Monitoring and Sanitation Program, currently in development, will help. 

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Cup size matters, but for oysters, branding matters more

To name an oyster is to give birth to a brand, essential to stand out in today’s raw bar scene. The briny bite-sized morsels are arguably seafood’s sexiest offerings, but a memorable moniker (and a quality product) is what keeps 

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As ocean temperatures rise, so too will vibrio outbreaks

A study using a half-century of data has linked climate change and warming sea temperatures with an increase in illnesses from the common vibrio bacteria. Shellfish growers, fighting a particularly virulent strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, are changing their harvest protocols. 

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Dutch shellfish farmers bringing the sea onto land

Bivalve shellfish culture is a low-impact form of protein production, and in many cases is a net-positive for water quality. So why move it indoors? Smit & Smit in the Netherlands has a good argument for doing so. 

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Warning: Shrimp salad may contain shrimp

Crustaceans, fish and any food that contains protein have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some individuals. To protect consumers, seafood businesses must stay abreast of changing regulations. 

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Human enteric viruses in shellfish, part 3

Epidemiological studies have estimated that noroviruses are responsible for 60 percent to 80 percent of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis worldwide. Consumption of shellfish is one of three main transmission routes of norovirus infection.