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


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Can a ‘chemical fingerprint’ deter seafood fraud?

Because paper trails aren’t perfect, some food producers are going beyond written or digital records to prove their products’ authenticity and prevent economic fraud. Is farmed seafood a perfect fit for forensic-science traceability? 


A motive, and a market, for farmed fish in Mexico

Boasting ample areas for aquaculture and a robust domestic demand for seafood – not to mention its close proximity to the U.S. market – a land of opportunity lies in Mexico. Fish farming is primed to meet its potential south 


Aquaculture Exchange: Rick Barrows

After 14 years with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Rick Barrows talks about the importance of finding ‘complete’ and commercially viable alternative sources of omega-3 fatty acids and continuing innovation in the aquafeed sector. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Tom Pickerell

The technical director for the U.K. seafood industry authority, Seafish, talks to the Advocate about the challenges facing aquaculture expansion and why it will be seafood that fills the protein gap that many are expecting in the future. 


Global finfish production review: Gradual growth

Recent surveys indicate that global finfish production has doubled over the last decade, but most of this growth happened in the first half of this period. Production is still growing but at slower pace than in recent years, and annual 


Russian food embargo: Who’s been hurt?

Russia’s 2014 embargo on seafood and other food imports from the United States, European Union members and other countries created multiple impacts. Russian consumers have experienced higher prices and declines in the volume and quality of seafood available. Russian companies 

Health & Welfare

Cathepsin enzymes, part 2

Cathepsin D alone and in combination with other cathepsins presents the greatest proteolytic activity on some fish muscles.