Artificial reefs made from innovative, low-carbon emission materials have the potential to improve biodiversity around aquaculture sites and may even open up opportunities for multi-trophic aquaculture, according to Max Morgan-Kay of ARC Marine.
Collectively managed ”sea allotments”, which produce mussels for consumption by local communities, are a growing trend in Denmark, as more people bid to produce environmentally sustainable – and delicious – local seafood.
A new project that aims to investigate growing kelp and mussels alongside offshore wind turbines – as well as researching the potential for artificial reefs – has been awarded a NOK 84 million (£7 million) grant.
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.