In the first instalment of a new series on restorative aquaculture The Fish Site speaks to Sarah Holmyard, head of sales and marketing at Offshore Shellfish, which is developing a large-scale rope-grown mussel farm in Lyme Bay, Devon.
During an era when more and more freshwater bodies are being affected by saltwater intrusion, should aquaculture operators consider diversifying into species that have a greater tolerance for saline conditions?
GPS Group has been an integral force in reducing the Ecuadorian shrimp farming sector’s reliance on diesel-fired generators, and are on the cusp of launching the world’s first carbon zero certification for farm-raised shrimp.
Recent work on the impact of climate change on Norway's salmon sector, led by researchers at Nofima, may help both the Norwegian sector, and the wider aquaculture industry, prepare for the numerous climate change-related challenges it faces.
Given the potential impact that climate change could have on the aquaculture sector, it’s encouraging to note that several on-farm developments are currently helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the industry.
Extreme weather events and changing ocean conditions are creating unpredictable outcomes for aquaculture. One area where research is offering some insight into what to expect, though, is the increasing incidences of disease.