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



Farmed fish nutrition the focus of ISFNF 2016

At the biannual International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding in Idaho, experts from around the world will discuss fish nutrition and health, feed research, cellular nutrition, nutritional modeling, nutrigenomics and effective feeds for quality consumer products. 


U.S. consumers not achieving seafood guidelines

Research found that 80 to 90 percent of U.S. consumers did not meet federal dietary seafood recommendations and that seafood consumption varies significantly among socio-demographic groups. 

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U.S. agencies focus on fishmeal in feed

The National Oceanic and Atmo­spheric Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture joined forces through the NOAA-USDA Alternative Feeds Initiative to identify feed ingredients that will reduce the amount of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds while maintaining the human 

Health & Welfare

Genetic response to selection in channel catfish

USDA and partners are developing channel catfish that exhibit superior growth, fillet yield and resistance to enteric septicemia. Although ongoing research continues to select the USDA lines for better performance, studies comparing the strains have been inconclusive. 

Health & Welfare

Genetic improvement of channel catfish

The potential for genetic improvement in channel catfish should be compared to improvements in the poultry, beef and swine industries.