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



Off the Knife with Rolf Knecht, Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Ten years in China’s largest city have given Chef Rolf Knecht a solid perspective on the nation’s rapidly changing economy and the impacts on consumer food purchases. Knecht, who will speak during the GOAL marketplace roundtables, fields questions about seafood 


Paper authors urge caution with sustainable seafood claims

Michael Tlusty and Øistein Thorsen, authors of the recently published paper, “Claiming seafood is sustainable risks limiting improvements,” delve into the declarations made by companies and remind all that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. 

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Off the Knife with Barton Seaver

In the second Off the Knife interview with chefs and foodservice professionals, Barton Seaver tells the Advocate that while restaurant employees shouldn’t have to recite sustainability science at tables, they can personalize their knowledge and effectively communicate the method behind 


Off the Knife with Bruce Mattel, Culinary Institute of America

Our new interview series with foodservice professionals begins with Bruce Mattel, senior associate dean of culinary arts at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). We’ll pry open the minds of some notable chefs who know seafood and are making statements 


GSSI furthers its mission of clarity out of confusion

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative aims to set the bar for certification schemes. Board members of the task force formed in 2012 convened at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Malta to reinforce the mission and brief attendees on progress. 


U.S. chefs lack seafood sustainability, aquaculture knowledge

A GAA-commissioned survey sought to determine the knowledge level of seafood sustainability and farmed seafood in the foodservice industry. The results suggest a need to engage professional chefs through the sources they trust: suppliers. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture appraisal: The GOAL audience polls

The aquaculture industry is doing a poor job of educating consumers about farmed fish, according to polling results from the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL conference in Vancouver, Canada. View the results from all 18 audience questions, with photos from 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Scott Nichols, Food’s Future

Scott Nichols speaks to the Advocate about the launch of his own consultancy, Food’s Future, about groundbreaking innovations at Verlasso and about the role of aquaculture in a rapidly changing world — one in need of collaboration and new ideas. 

Innovation & Investment

GOAL 2015 Day 2: The story we choose to tell

If Day 1 of GOAL 2015 was all about defense, the following day of the aquaculture industry’s leading global conference was about offense — exuding confidence that farming fish is the way to feed future generations, and determining how to 


Consumer survey explores farmed, wild seafood perceptions

What do shoppers really think about farmed and wild seafood? Commissioned by The Fishin’ Co. and the Global Aquaculture Alliance, an extensive survey conducted earlier this year sought to determine the key drivers in consumers’ seafood purchasing habits and their