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

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Innovation & Investment

Tuna aquaculture: Fishing for progress

Aquaculture could be a sustainable alternative to fishing for tuna but achieving commercial-scale production has proven challenging. 

Intelligence

Public opinions pose barriers for tuna consumption

Safety and sustainability are key concepts affecting consumers’ decisions on tuna consumption. Although the benefits of consumption exceed the potential negative effects, tuna’s harmful attributes tend to negatively impact purchasing in at-risk groups. 

Health & Welfare

Achotines laboratory home to continuing studies of tuna early life history

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Achotines Laboratory in southern Panama is the world’s only facility with nearly year-round availability of tuna eggs and larvae. A study is comparing the reproductive biology, genetics and early life history of yellowfin and Pacific 

Intelligence

Tuna ranching in Baja California, Mexico

Tuna fleet relocation hurt Ensenada, Mexico. The response was bluefin tuna ranching, in which wild fish are caught and stocked into floating pens where they are fed until market size.