In markets around the world, aquaculture producers are waking up to the opportunities offered by native and indigenous species. We look at initiatives from Brazil and elsewhere that are making use of their local resources.
On the day that Eels: Biology, Monitoring, Management, Culture and Exploitation, is launched, The Fish Site caught up with Paul Coulson, who co-edited the book with Andy Don, to find out more about the enduring appeal of anguillids.
Wider application of genetic improvement in aquaculture, with a focus on selective breeding, will help boost seafood production without the need to hugely increase the volume of inputs – including feed, land and water – required by the sector.
European seabass and gilthead seabream form the backbone of Mediterranean finfish aquaculture. While both species account for around 12 percent of the EU’s total aquaculture production they each represent 22 percent of the whole production value.