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.
Originally from Brittany, Marie-Aude Danguy has been living and working in Ireland since the 1990s. She began working with a group of local shellfish farmers before establishing her own company, Triskell Seafood Ltd, which specialises in live shellfish.
Maria Darias specialises in bringing sustainable aquaculture to developing countries, a role that recently involved a four-year stint in Peruvian Amazonia, establishing farming protocols for a range of native species.
A project which aims to selectively breed feed-efficient lines of tilapia in order to improve the economic viability of aquaculture in areas where feed is expensive and scarce has recently been launched.
Revolutionary substitutes for salmon and tuna, made from marine microalgae, are due to be launched commercially in the EU next year, thanks to the development of novel technologies by a team of French algal experts.