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Profitable Sustainability in Aquaculture
Consumer awareness of sustainable aquaculture production has led to increased interest in certification for sustainable aquaculture practices. In contrast to common belief, this certification encompasses a broader scope than just environmental issues....
Aquaculture Ecolabels on the Rise – but do They Mean Much?
Since the world’s first government-sponsored ecolabel – The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) was launched in Germany in 1978, ecolabels have become increasingly more commonplace. ...
Economic Impact of Aquatic Parasites on Global Finfish Aquaculture Production
Obligate and opportunistic parasites play a critical role in determining the productivity, sustainability and economic viability of global finfish aquaculture enterprises. Without stringent and appropriate control measures, the impact of these pathogens...
Blue Whiting: A Guide to Handling and Quality
The aim of this guide from the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) is to provide practical and contemporary guidelines on the handling and quality of Blue Whiting, at all stages, from capture to the first point of sale....
How do we Value the Natural World?
Dr Bob Carling writes about the influential ideas of economist Nicholas Stern on the value that we place on biodiversity....
Why Advanced Multiple Mycotoxin Detection Matters
A new technology promises to revolutionize the simultaneous detection of mycotoxins and greatly expand our scientific knowledge. Several cases in the field along with the 2014 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey results reveal the value of multiple mycotoxin detection...
Hake: A Guide to Handling and Quality
The aim of this guide from the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) is to provide practical and contemporary guidelines on the handling and quality of hake, at all stages, from capture to the first point of sale....
Fishers’ Knowledge and the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
The ecosystem approach to fisheries is a general approach to fisheries management that essentially balances the aims for human and ecological well-being under the broad concept of sustainable development in a fisheries context. ...
Farm of the Future: Rearing Bluefin the New Way - Part Two
This article is the second in a two-part series about Japan's Kinki University Fisheries Laboratory. The first article looked at the history of the facility and how tuna is being farmed. This article focuses on the challenges the Laboratory faces, and...
Salmon: A Guide to Handling and Quality
Wild salmon that are damaged due to poor handling diminish the reputation of the entire fishery. Supplying the market with a consistent high quality product is vital for the wild salmon industry to thrive. The aim of this guide from the Irish Sea Fisheries...
VertiCulture Aquaponics – The Future of Urban Farming
A new aquaponics farming company, VertiCulture Farms, is being developed in Brooklyn, New York. With public help, enough money has now been raised to fund an idea for a research and development farm on the roof of the old Pfizer building. Once they prove...
Farm of the Future: Rearing Bluefin the New Way
The Fisheries Laboratory of Kinki University in Japan has found a possible way to address the problem of declining tuna stocks by cultivating completely farm-raised Pacific bluefin tuna. In the first of two articles, Bonnie Waycott explains how it's...
Plaice, Black Sole, Lemon Sole: A Guide to Handling and Quality
The aim of this guide from the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) is to provide practical and contemporary guidelines on the handling and quality of plaice, black sole and lemon sole, at all stages, from capture to the first point of sale....
Can Genetically Improved Farmed Fish Increase Global Aquaculture Productivity?
Increased aquaculture production will be needed in future to improve food security, but what role can genetically improved farmed fish species play in increasing productivity? This study from Ingrid Olesen and colleagues investigates....
Mariculture Can Adapt to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification
Both climate change and ocean acidification are going to present challenges for the mariculture industry. Even if we were to immediately cease CO2 production, the time lag between alteration of CO2 concentrations and climatic response is not expected...
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