Although the main market for catfish in Indonesia is currently lower-middle income consumers, farmers can increase the appeal – and price – of the species by ramping up the production of high quality frozen fillets, according to a pioneer in this field.
As land-based and RAS facilities proliferate, they need a way to address their waste footprint. “Circular aquaculture” could be the way forward – but should producers rely on bacteria, algae or biogas to achieve circularity?
Leading vannamei shrimp producers from Guatemala, Venezuela and Sri Lanka – as well as some of the new generation of RAS and biofloc farmers – are set to discuss their operations at a special session of the Global Shrimp Forum on 8 September.
Siti Asiyah, a veteran in the Indonesian shrimp industry, runs a shrimp hatchery and grow-out farm in Jepara, Central Java, which is both a commercial venture and a place for the next generation of aquaculture professionals to flourish.
Portuguese software startup Sensaway* recently landed EEA funding, which could not only help the company develop its software, but also improve the European aquaculture sector – both in Portugal and further afield.
Although Tunisia has a relatively undeveloped aquaculture sector, it has huge potential – with 1,350 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, a maritime domain of over 80,000 square kilometres and seven lagoons covering 100,000 hectares.