Policy: aquaculture’s growing role in global food security

Aquaculture has been shown to have the potential to increase and deliver benefits both economically and in food security in both low to middle-income economies.  Aquaculture enhances the quality of diets and health of populations through improved nutrition.  It is estimated that aquaculture alone accounts for 20.5 million jobs in 2018 and continues to grow.  It is vital … More Policy: aquaculture’s growing role in global food security

Offshore Aquaculture potentially leading the way in sustainable seafood

In the past, nearshore pens have set aquaculture up for negative press.  Fortunately, aquaculture has developed significantly in the last 30 years.  It has been proven that net pens located in adequate current and depth do not pose a significant environmental risk and are actually well received by the local populations because of their Fish Aggregating Device … More Offshore Aquaculture potentially leading the way in sustainable seafood

Can bivalve aquaculture potentially prevent the issues associated with tackle climate change?

Bivalve, mollusk, and microalgae farming  enterprises provide viable profitability and sustainability alternatives to other industrial carbon capture and storage technologies currently being promoted.  These “unfed” species filter feed on nutrients from the environment and commonly act as a carbon sink taking up aqueous carbon.  Shellfish rely on calcium carbonate to create their shells while algae absorb dissolved carbon, … More Can bivalve aquaculture potentially prevent the issues associated with tackle climate change?

Mowi Scotland achieves ASC certification for five seawater sites

Mowi is one of the world’s most recognized salmon aquaculture organizations.  The operation has many different sites because of its large size.  Salmon farming has had a controversial history specifically with nearshore pens located in fjords, but similar to the rest of aquaculture has seen many sustainable developments over the last 30 years.  Mowi has publicized that its … More Mowi Scotland achieves ASC certification for five seawater sites

Cargill outlines carbon reduction goals for aquaculture feed production.

Cargill, Inc. is a private global food corporation based in Minnesota and incorporated in Delaware. This company is the largest privately held corporation in the United States when it comes to revenue and was founded in 1865. Cargill has a long history of providing America, and the rest of the globe, with products that advance … More Cargill outlines carbon reduction goals for aquaculture feed production.

Can sea cucumbers help clean up aquaculture?

Sea cucumbers can be found living on the ocean floor in many areas of the world. Like starfish and sea urchins, sea cucumbers are echinoderms. Unlike their beautiful relatives, sea cucumbers are leatherier and more elongated, often living partially buried in the sediments of the ocean floor. Sea cucumbers feed on small particles such as … More Can sea cucumbers help clean up aquaculture?

Australis barramundi: a new certification milestone.

Australis Aquaculture, LLC has recently become the first finfish farm in the world to achieve certification under the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) tropical marine finfish standards for its open ocean farm in Vietnam. Producing barramundi, Australis also holds certifications with Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), Ocean Wise, Monterey Bay Seafood Watch, and BRC Food, among others. … More Australis barramundi: a new certification milestone.

Kelp: the new kale.

Glimmering brown under the surface of the water, kelp and kelp aquaculture could be the future of the industry and feeding the growing human population. Algae is an extractive species, meaning that there are no nutritional inputs that a farmer has to provide for the species to thrive. Aquatic plants get everything they need from … More Kelp: the new kale.