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.
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?
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.
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.
Pacific Ocean Culture, which specialises in giant freshwater prawns and tilapia farming, is already the biggest aquaculture player in the South Pacific and now aims to triple production to support Fijian government goals.