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  • Research Study on China Aquaculture & Aquatic Feed Industry

    Since the reform and opening policies were introduced, aquaculture industry has been growing dramatically. In China, the output of aquaculture was up to 38.288 million MT in 2010 from 1.212 million MT in 1978, and the proportion in the total aquatic products output increased to 71.3% from 26.4%. Aquaculture distribution also changed significantly, from the traditional breeding areas of Yangtze ...

  • Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

    More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Is the aquaculture boom starting to fade?

    The aquaculture industry has reached an important crossroads, with new challenges emerging regarding the sector’s ability to meet future world demand for fish. Small-scale farmers in developing countries are facing difficulties in exporting their produce, and need help to become competitive and access global markets, according to FAO. In 2006, the world consumed 110.4 million tonnes of fish, ...

  • Things to know about marine aquaculture

    Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, yet the Obama administration's push to expand U.S. marine aquaculture into federal waters has failed to see one offshore farm in operation, nearly two years after the first permit was issued. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pushing for marine aquaculture production in the U.S. to jump by 50 percent by 2020. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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, ...

  • 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,” ...

  • USSEC Holds Aquaculture Meetings in Morocco

    USSEC recently organized the first meetings on aquafeed in Morocco. These one-on-one visits with operation managers focused on the use of U.S. soybean protein concentrates (SPC), soybean meal, and lecithin in aquafeeds. USSEC consultant and aquafeed expert Tim O’Keefe presented the benefits of sound aquaculture based on sustainable feed resources, highlighting the importance of U.S. soy ...

  • The risks of oxygen depletion and enrichment in aquaculture

    Oxygen depletion is a concern on both dry land and in aquatic environments. Dissolved oxygen is present in water and comes from the atmosphere and also photosynthesis by aquatic plants. Dissolved oxygen is necessary to many forms of life including fish, invertebrates, bacteria and plants. Fish and crustaceans obtain oxygen for respiration through their gills, while plant life and phytoplankton ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Disease threatens aquaculture in developing world

    Disease may challenge the ability of fish farming to feed the growing human population even as wild fish stocks decline and climate change hampers food production from other sources, a study shows. Aquaculture is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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. ...

  • Aquaculture Industry | Forecasts to Worth $63.5 billion in 2017

    World demand to rise 7.4% annually through 2017 World demand for aquaculture supplies and equipment is forecast to advance 7.4 percent per year to $63.5 billion in 2017. Rising feed costs will drive advances as fishmeal and fish oil prices continue to grow rapidly, and the ongoing transition from extensive and semi-extensive to intensive aquaculture production supports greater feed ...


  • Coordinated efforts in aquaculture needed to meet global demand

    The creation of a global partnership to help ensure that the world’s fish supplies can keep pace with booming demand has received a green light from FAO’s Sub-Committee on Aquaculture. Over 50 countries endorsed the Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP) programme, which will bring together governments, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to ...

  • Lallemand contributes to Aquaculture Chennai-2016 Conference

    Pond and gut microbial management are keys to securing shrimp farming. Lallemand Animal Nutrition, a primary producer and major supplier of probiotics and yeast derivatives, participated at AQUACULTURE CHENNAI 2016 August 23-24, 2016, in Chennai, India, as Platinum Sponsor and invited speaker. The theme of the international conference was “Reflect & Restore Tempo ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Rice paddies synergise with fish farming

    By combining aquaculture with wet paddy farming in its coastal areas Bangladesh can meet food security and climate change issues, says a new report. The approach promises more nutritious food, without causing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The Soy Checkoff Continues to Find New Customers in Global Aquaculture

    Even though soybean meal is the No. 1 protein source used in fish feeds worldwide, many people are still unaware of the benefits of feeding soy to this sector of animal agriculture. And the aquaculture industry is working on feed sustainability with soy as part of that equation. To educate other global aquaculture representatives, soy checkoff farmer-leaders Mike Beard, from Frankfort, Ind., and ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

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