Aquaculture Species News

  • USSEC Launches Post-Harvest and Fish Hygiene Study in Egypt

    USSEC recently launched a post-harvest and fish hygiene study in Egypt. The study, which is being carried out by Megapesce, aims to improve the market opportunities for Egyptian aquaculture products. Currently, Egypt ranks eighth globally in terms of aquaculture production. However, the post-harvest, cold chain, and processing infrastructure are minimal to non-existent, putting downward price ...

  • Unlocking Zambia’s potential through local investment

    The first dedicated fish feed plant in Zambia has been constructed by Skretting Africa to assist the country’s fast-growing aquaculture industry reach its full potential. The investment is part of Skretting’s 75/25 joint-venture with African Century Foods (ACF) for the production, sale and distribution of tilapia feed that was announced last year. Within the African continent, there ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Introducing Nuterra - our united approach to sustainability

    Through our insight as a global leader in the animal nutrition and aquaculture feed sectors, Nutreco has long held the opinion that using resources in increasingly efficient and innovative ways is the most sustainable approach to feeding a population that is forecast to exceed 9 billion people by 2050. We also believe that integration of the latest technological developments into pioneering, ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Rainfall changes threaten food production

    The UN’s latest State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report warns that rainfall patterns will have changed so drastically by the end of this century that agriculture, forestry and fishing will all be seriously affected. “It will become more and more difficult to harvest crops, rear animals and manage forests and fisheries in the same places and in the same way as before,” says ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Ohio State Aquaculture Boot Camp Program Recruiting New Fish Farmers

    Want to learn how to become a fish farmer? The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at The Ohio State University South Centers is offering 30 new and beginning fish farmers an in-depth introduction to aquaculture and aquaponics and the business of fish farming through a yearlong program. Called Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 or ABC-2, the program’s goal is to ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Breeding more uniform Nile Tilapia

    For fish farmers, uniformity of growth and body size is one of the key traits to be improved in future breeding programs. In domestic Nile Tilapia size differences among individuals are very large but the genetic background of this variability is almost entirely unknown. In a new study, published by Genetics Selection Evolution, researchers of Wageningen UR found that variability of harvest ...

  • USSEC Organizes IPA Tour in China

    USSEC recently organized a tour trip to Shanghai, China to visit intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) sites. The group of 40 visitors came from Egypt, India and Vietnam and attended an IPA seminar on the first day. Dr. Jesse Chappell of Auburn University introduced participants to the principle and concept of IPA. USSEC Aquaculture Program Manager Jim Zhang and USSEC Technical Manager Zhou ...

  • USSEC’s Indian Aquaculture Team Learns Production Technologies for New Fish Species in Vietnam

    USSEC’s Southeast Asia (SEA) and Asia Subcontinent (ASC) regions teamed up to educate a team of 14 aquaculture entrepreneurs on hatchery and farm production technologies for new fish species. The focus was on a high value fish variety called the murrel, which fetches $4.50 – $ 7.00 per kilogram (whole fish), depending on the market region. This fish is easily farmed in China and SEA, ...

  • AquaVision 2016 underway

    AquaVision 2016, the 11th edition of the world business conference on aquaculture, was officially opened today in Stavanger, Norway, by Knut Nesse, CEO of the Executive Board of Nutreco. Welcoming a fully-booked conference, comprising more than 375 delegates from 35 different countries, including many top decision makers from the aquaculture industry, Nesse highlighted ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • BACTOCELL® on-tracks for EU authorization: minor avian species and minor porcine species

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce that the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a positive scientific opinion for use of BACTOCELL®* (Pediococcus acidilactici MA 18/5M, deposited at Institut Pasteur) as a ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • USDA Seeks Research Grants to Develop U.S. Aquaculture

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in aquaculture development. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking research grant funding applications for projects to support an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. Although ...

  • Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable

    Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians. A South Dakota State University fisheries scientist is developing a soy protein feed that's tasty and easily digestible to eventually reduce the industry's need for using wild-caught fish as food for farm-raised fish. Much of the tilapia, Atlantic salmon and catfish that Americans toss into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Big Fish in the Pond – From U.S. Soybean Fields to Global Aquaculture

    You’ve heard the predictions – the world’s population is supposed to climb to a staggering 9 billion people by the year 2050, increasing the pressure on the 2 percent of Americans who farm today to produce food, feed, fiber and fuel. You’ve also heard about many of the efforts your soy checkoff makes to support U.S. soybean farmers in meeting this demand. But did you know ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Aquaculture Handbook Featured on U.S. Consulate Karachi Website

    The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health’s (WISHH) recently released Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan was featured on the U.S. Consulate General Karachi, Pakistanwebsite. ...

  • Florida Sea Grant highlights aquaculture in new Florida Trend report

    Aquaculture, the controlled production of seafood, ornamental fish and other aquatic life, is big business in Florida. In 2012, the state’s producers earned $70 million in cash receipts, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. Worldwide, aquaculture is responsible for about half of all seafood consumed, so this emerging sector of Florida agricultural production holds great ...

  • ASA/WISHH Aquaculture Handbook Engages Industry, Provides Resources for Pakistan Fish Farmers

    The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistanwas in the spotlight across the globe this week. The handbook, produced under the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded “FEEDing Pakistan,” ...

  • Shifts in Mediterranean fish farming increase pressure on wild fish stocks

    Fish farming in the Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from producing fish such as grey mullet, which are herbivores near the bottom of the food chain, to species such as sea bass, which are predators. This ‘farming up’ the food chain requires wild fish to be caught to provide feed. A return to farming fish lower in the food chain would use marine resources more efficiently, a new ...

  • Aquaculture can grow faster, raising micronutrient supply from fish

    Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new report.  Increased investment in the aquaculture sector - particularly in productivity-enhancing technologies including in the areas of water use, breeding, hatchery practices and feedstuff ...

  • Getting the Most out of Aquaculture: Pearls of Wisdom from Farmed Oysters

    As global populations rise, so does the demand for seafood. In developed nations, the health benefits of a diet high in fish and seafood are regularly touted. In developing nations, fish and seafood often comprise a large portion of the diet. Aquaculture—farming of fishes, mollusks, crustaceans and plants in an aquatic environment—is a booming business (approximately $119 billion in ...

  • New Publication: In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Plant Ethanolic Extracts against Fish Pathogens

    Fifteen commercial ethanolic extracts from medicinal plants were in vitro screened for antibacterial activity against Listonella anguillarum (serotypes O1 and O2), Yersinia ruckeri,Photobacterium damselae subsp. piscicida, and Lactococcus garvieae. Their antimicrobial potential was assessed ...


    By World Aquaculture Society

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