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

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Aquafeeds

Gauging fatty acid composition in hybrid striped bass

A study assessed the growth performance and fillet fatty acid composition of juvenile hybrid striped bass that were fed various diets containing different levels of fish oil, soybean oil, and blends of both. Results suggest that alternative lipid composition influences 

Innovation & Investment

Out of sight, not out of mind

Moving aquaculture offshore could spark a global production boost needed to meet growing demand for protein. Producers and investors, however, are wary of the challenges, cost and regulatory red tape. One patient U.S. entrepreneur, however, is undaunted. 

Health & Welfare

Improving transportation of live hybrid striped bass

Anecdotal information has suggested that pond-reared hybrid striped bass are more vulnerable to transportation-related stressors than cage-reared fish. Study results suggested that accumulation of carbon dioxide and decreasing pH levels may contribute to this phenomenon. Agitation during simulated transport mitigated