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Mycotoxins in Aquaculture: Eight Things You Need to Know
Mycotoxins, secondary metabolites produced by molds, can harm many varieties of aquaculture species. Here are 8 key facts about mycotoxins that reveal the real dangers for production....
How a Story Can Help Sell Seafood
A new study by Future of Fish has explored the power of story to sell more fish and to determine what elements of that story most influence consumer purchasing behavior. The study also aims to identify the business benefits of data-rich supply chains...
Mineral Deficiencies and Aquaculture
Dr Bill McGraw, an Aquaculture and Environmental Scientist in Panama, provides an overview of minerals in aquaculture and human diets. ...
How Big Are Your Fish Pellets?
In aquaculture, feed is amongst the most important factors that can impact fish growth rates. Most commonly found in pellet form, feed must be able to provide all of the required nutrients, offer the highest possible conversion rates, and of course be...
Claiming Seafood is ‘Sustainable’ Risks Limiting Improvements
Over the past decade, the sustainability of seafood production has improved and is cause for ocean optimism. In an attempt for recognition of ongoing efforts, many producers and food retailers now claim products are ‘sustainable’, write Michael F...
Grinding Equipment for Aquatic Feeds
Hammermills are commonly used for grinding a broad range of materials used in the production of aquaculture feeds. Since most species of fish, crustaceans, and shellfish have a very short digestive tract, they require a finely ground, highly processed...
Indigenous Fishing Rights
The rights of indigenous peoples living in coastal States to engage in their traditional fishing practices is an ongoing issue around the world. The central question lies in whether or not indigenous people are entitled to a preferred position, excluding...
Beneficial Microbes for the Sustainable Management of Shrimp Aquaculture
Aquaculture production has grown enormously in recent years and among that Penaeid shrimps are one of the most important cultured species worldwide especially in Asia due to their high economic value and export....
Artisanal Fisheries Research: A Need for Globalization?
Given limited funds for research and widespread degradation of ecosystems, environmental scientists should geographically target their studies where they will be most effective. However, in academic areas such as conservation and natural resource management...
Nutrient Sparing: A Sustainable Tool for Long-Term Profitability
Aquaculture production can address contradictory challenges such as costs and environmental footprint by using phytogenic feed additives that improve digestibility, nutrient retention, feed efficiency and reduce emissions, write By Rui Gonçalves, Technical...
Understanding Trade-offs in European IMTA Development
There has been significant interest in the development of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in Europe but adoption of the concept has been limited. If we are to understand why there has been limited uptake of IMTA in Europe, perhaps it is necessary...
Fall in Fish Catch Threatens Human Health
Christopher Golden and colleagues calculate that declining numbers of marine fish will spell more malnutrition in many developing nations....
Underwater ROVs Making a Splash in Aquaculture
A new remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, has been unveiled that could help reduce costs and improve operational efficiency and yields in aquaculture. Canadian firm Deep Trekker, which manufactures the DTG2 ROV, describes it as affordable, easy to use...
Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region
This report by the FAO documents successful practices of the sustainable intensification of aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region....
How Fisheries Impact Behavioural Evolution in Atlantic Cod
As seen in other animal species, fish individuals tend to react differently to a new situation. In the case of human harvest, the boldest individuals are more likely to get caught, leaving only the fearful and cautious ones to breed. But does it mean...
 
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