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



Competition across fish species in E.U.

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 

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Phytogenics help improve performance in aquatic species

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 

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DNA barcoding applications in aquaculture

DNA barcoding is an exciting tool for the identification of fish. Even non-taxonomists can classify organisms through the molecular taxonomy technique. 

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Whole genome sequencing of aquaculture species

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. 


Interest rises in backyard aquaculture

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.