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  • Environmental impact research urged for fish farming

    More research and sharing of best practice could minimise the environmental impacts of aquaculture, and maximise its potential to alleviate food insecurity, according to a report by the WorldFish Center and the non-profit organisation Conservation International. Almost half of all seafood consumed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • The future of fish farming and marine fisheries for a growing population

    Fish farms, and other forms of aquaculture, are seen as a potential solution to meeting increasing global demand for seafood. However, according to recent research, they must reduce their reliance on wild fish for animal feed if current production levels from both aquaculture and wild fisheries are to be maintained. As the world’s population heads towards the 9.3 billion mark, ...

  • US fish farms tap former coal mines for water

    In the Appalachian mountains of the United States, growing numbers of fish farmers are raising trout, catfish, and even salmon throughout the valleys of the state of West Virginia. What they'd rather not tell you, however, is that the source of their water is deserted coal mines. Worry not, seafood lovers. According to independent experts from within West Virginia and outside the state, the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Aquaculture Water Quality Workshop Offers Tips to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming

    Healthy water leads to healthy fish and increases the potential for healthy profits for fish farmers. On the other hand, poor water quality can lead to stressed fish, increasing the chance for the animals’ illness and death, and resulting in income losses for farmers, says Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist. Water quality management for fish farmers is ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Ohio State Offers Aquaponics Fish Farming Workshop July 10-11

    An innovative aquaculture program offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will hold a workshop July 10-11 to provide an in-depth look at the increasingly popular fish farming industry. Held at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, the workshop will offer current and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Sea lice pesticides from Norwegian fish farms can exceed UK environmental health standards

    Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown. The researchers examined five pesticides used to kill sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) and showed that in many cases their concentrations exceeded UK EQSs. They used UK standards, they explain, because there are currently no Norwegian EQSs ...

  • Fish farms to produce nearly two thirds of global food fish supply by 2030

    Aquaculture — or fish farming — will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in China, substantially increases. These are among the key findings of "Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and ...

  • 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

  • Drones on the Farm: What Are the Laws?

     – popularity, before you launch a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the Federal Aviation Administration. So says Peggy Hall, assistant professor and Ohio State University Extension field specialist in agricultural and resource law. Hall said that while the technology is available for farmers and growers to utilize ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 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, ...

  • Ecosystem-based farming comes of age

    A new FAO book out today takes a close look at how the world's major cereals maize, rice and wheat - which together account for an estimated 42.5 percent of human calories and 37 percent of our protein - can be grown in ways that respect and even leverage natural ecosystems. Drawing on case studies from around the planet, the ...

  • How green was my vertical farm?

    By 2050, 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities and 3 billion more people will need to be fed. The simple fact is we are running out of available land to grow enough food to feed them. If we can’t grow our cities outward to find more arable land, the only solution is to grow them upwards. This may change the way we design cities forever. The problem is real and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Conservation Partners Announce Steps to Improve Fish Habitat in Northern California

     Wine grape growers and other agricultural operators along California's northern coast have long been committed to improving fish habitat while running sustainable agriculture operations.  The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local partners today announced $2 million in financial assistance to help these landowners take additional steps to boost local salmonid and ...

  • Long-awaited Sacramento river fish passage improvement project breaks ground

    March 23 marked the groundbreaking for the Fish Passage Improvement Project at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam (RBDD) on the Sacramento River.  The groundbreaking commemorates a milestone in the 10-year project between CH2M HILL, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which owns the RBDD and the associated Tehama-Colusa Canal, and the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA), which operates and maintains the ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Idaho fish hatchery fined $98,000 for clean water act violations (ID)

    Rainbow Trout Farms, Inc. has agreed to pay $98,002 to the Environmental Protection Agency to settle alleged federal Clean Water Act violations at its fish hatchery and processing facility near Filer, Idaho. From October of 2007 through August of 2008, Rainbow Trout reported significantly higher levels of total residual chlorine, a toxic pollutant, than allowed by Rainbow Trout’s National ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sting operation - jellyfish `blooms` may endanger fish stocks

    Surges in jellyfish populations may be one reason for a drop in fish stocks observed in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, according to a new report published by FAO. Overfishing, which removes top predators from the sea, is one of the factors behind jellyfish "blooms", or suddenly increased numbers. A "vicious circle" can then follow in which large numbers of medusae feed on fish larvae and ...

  • BC First Nation signs on to closed containment salmon farming

    AgriMarine Holdings Inc. and the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation have announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate the possibility of developing closed containment cultured salmon operations utilizing AgriMarine technology in Band territory on the North Coast of British Columbia. AgriMarine's technology for culturing salmon and other finfish in floating solid wall closed ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Aqua-Cage Fisheries Uses DTG2 ROV on Rainbow Trout Farm

    Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market. They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality fish for the consumer, while bringing in a ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

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