Muga Fish Farm has undergone remarkable growth under the leadership of founder and director, George Muga – overcoming challenges and earning prestigious awards – and is now poised for growth through continued innovation and genetic advances.
The approval of plans to establish the first commercial red drum RAS facility in the US could mark the beginning of a brave new world for a species that was once a seafood staple in the States, as Megan Sorby, founder of Pine Island Redfish, explains.
Simon Johansson, CEO of Nordic Seafarm, believes that the company is on the cusp of commercial success – following breakthroughs in the production of three key seaweed species, as well as a business strategy that involves a range of cunning collaborations.
Shrimp farmers should be braced for six months that are even more testing than 2023, with prices hitting a 20 year low, while salmon farmers will continue to be highly profitable, according to Rabobank’s newly published report covering H1 2024.
Alan Espinoza, founder of Bendito Mar, is determined to transform Mexico’s shellfish farming sector in order to improve the environment and create new livelihoods for people in fragile former fishing communities.
Moses Njoku Uwa is the founder and managing director of St Mosco FeedNation, the largest fish farming company in southeast Nigeria, which produces 560 tonnes of African catfish from 100 earth ponds each year.
While the slow intensification of shrimp farming appears to be working in Latin America, Ecuadorian producers should be wary of the Asian example, where even heavy investments in new technologies have failed to counter problems caused by historic overstocking.…
Two of Kenya's most progressive women-led aquaculture companies – Rio Fish and Great Lakes Feeds – have each received KES 56,000,000 ($384,000) grants this year, in a bid to advance the economic empowerment of women in Kenya’s growing blue economy.
Frank Foolen, general manager of leading Dutch catfish producer Claresse, explains how his family’s self-taught approach and long-term commitment have helped to create a successful and profitable RAS operation.
Jennifer Bushman senses encouraging trends in investment and innovation in – as well as acceptance of – aquaculture, but adds that challenges include the urgent need for the salmon farming industry to work together to address ongoing environmental issues.
The last 12 months have proved testing for Malaysia’s shrimp and crab farmers, with a number of new entrants going out of business, but a pivot towards the live market has provided a lifeline for Yit Tung, founder of RAS Aquaculture.
Despite a challenging year for the majority of the world’s shrimp farmers, Willem van der Pijl notes that a number of positives to have emerged over the last 12 months, which could help to strengthen the sector’s long-term resilience.
Professor Kevin Fitzsimmons believes that there are plenty of positives to be taken from the last 12 months in aquaculture and has an optimistic outlook for the sector in 2024 – but mention the fisheries and marine ingredients lobbies to him at your peril.