In Europe, most frozen white fish fillets operate in an undifferentiated market. Although differences in quality and processing affect pricing, there is also competition across species and exporting countries. Analysis showed that prices for tilapia from the leading exporter China
Phytogenics comprise a class of plant-derived feed additives that improve animal performance. They have been shown to exert multiple positive effects in fish and shrimp, including improvement of feeding efficiency and digestion, reduction of nitrogen excretion and improvement of gut
An Aquaculture Investment Workshop considered issues delaying aquaculture development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
DNA barcoding is an exciting tool for the identification of fish. Even non-taxonomists can classify organisms through the molecular taxonomy technique.
Although concerns for the animal welfare of food animals are currently highest in the United Kingdom and European Union, they are also growing in other parts of the world.
A whole genome sequence allows the identification of candidate genes responsible for production and performance traits for a given species. Ongoing genome projects include programs for Atlantic salmon, Atlantic cod, Pacific oysters, tilapia, catfish and shrimp.
With the downturn in the global economy, interest is rising in backyard aquaculture systems ranging from simple tanks to setups requiring complex filtration, aeration and monitoring equipment.