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  • 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 ...

  • Could Oysters be used to clean up chesapeake bay?

    Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful algal blooms. This nutrient pollution is prevalent in many coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems worldwide. Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America and although many ...

  • Women oyster harvesters revive Gambia’s degraded fisheries

    A group of women stands alongside the roads leaving Gambia"s capital city of Banjul, offering up oysters for 15 dalasis a cup, or about 55 cents for approximately 75 pieces of oyster meat. These women have been harvesting oysters from the extensive mangrove wetlands of Gambia for decades. Much of the harvesting is concentrated in Tanbi National Park, a wetland listed by the Convention on Wetlands ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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 ...

  • New Aquaculture Regulations Will help Foster a Responsible & Sustainable Industry

    The proposed new federal Aquaculture Activities Regulations, announced today (June 26, 2014), will strengthen environmental protection and facilitate a growing, responsible, and sustainable seafood farming industry said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance. "Canada has a unique opportunity to be a world leader in ...

  • Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector

    Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today, calling for prompt and sustainable actions to help rebuild livelihoods. “Even though we still only have a partial picture, it is clear that the damage caused to the fisheries sector is immense and spans the entire value ...

  • 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

  • Scientists question fisheries health test

    The findings – published this week in Nature – followed an examination of  whether changes in fishery catches reflect changes in the structure of marine food webs, and therefore are a suitable guide to assess the impacts of fishing on marine ecosystem health. CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship scientist, Dr Beth Fulton, and Dr Sean Tracey from the Tasmanian Aquaculture and ...

  • Global Aqua Feed Market Trends and 2018 Forecasts Report

    The global aquafeeds market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 11.7% from 2013 to 2018, reaching 82,390.5 KMT by 2018. Fish require energy and essential nutrients for body-maintenance, movement, normal metabolic functions, and growth. Fish can obtain their energy and nutrients from natural food in ponds, from feed supplied by the farmers or from a combination of both the sources. Feed is a major ...


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