After leading a management buyout of Spring Genetics from Benchmark, Hideyoshi Segovia Uno is working hard to help ensure the international tilapia sector – particularly in Latin America (LATAM) – succeeds, in the face of a raft of emerging challenges.
Streptococcus agalactiae and S. iniae are two of the most devastating bacteria to impact the warm freshwater fish farming sector around the world – causing diseases that can lead to 80 percent mortalities. Here we describe the bacteria, their…
Despite a lack of previous aquaculture experience, Shyngys Maksutbekuly has embraced the challenge of leading Kazakhstan’s most innovative trout farming company and has ambitions to gradually step up production to 6,000 tonnes.
Chilean biotech startup Aquit is developing a preventative treatment against infections in fish that boosts natural immunity, improves survival rates and replaces the need for antibiotics, according to CEO Daniela Allerbon
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.
Running Tide, a startup which was originally established to grow and sink seaweed to the ocean floor, has recently pivoted to focus on sinking waste wood in a bid to capture carbon and counter ocean acidification, as Adam Baske, VP of coastal markets and resto…
Successfully breeding the European eel in captivity has proved elusive so far, but a number of recent research breakthroughs suggest that it might be feasible to achieve in the not-too-distant future, offering hope for the prospects of one of the world’s most …
Despite scepticism from some parts of the mainstream aquaculture sector, aquaponics can make a meaningful contribution to global food security, as well as a flourishing business, according to Dr Hesham Haggag – founder of Egypt’s first aquaponics business.
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.
Sea cucumbers, which are known as jongoo bahari in Swahili, are considered an endangered species and have been protected in Tanzania since 2003. However, illegal fishing, collection and trading of sea cucumbers have created a critical conservation iss…
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.
While 2023 might have resulted in a number of impressive achievements for Hatch, its co-founder has been underwhelmed by the pace at which the aquaculture industry has been adopting innovation and believes it will be up to five years before many of the most ex…
New insights into the habitat benefits of seaweed and shellfish farms in temperate ecosystems are emerging from a unique study initiated by The Nature Conservancy on opposite sides of the globe: New Zealand and the Gulf of Maine.
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.
Libyan-based Dr Jamila Rizgalla, head of the Department of Aquaculture at the University of Tripoli, talks about her journey into the aquaculture sector and how she is working to progress aquaculture development in her country
Ghana’s tilapia farmers have been promised a share of the $40 million pledged by the government to alleviate the issues caused by the recent flooding in Lake Volta, but some experts argue that a radical overhaul of the country’s aquaculture strategy is what's …
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.
Next generation sequencing technologies and metagenomics are proving their worth among early aquaculture adopters – in particular RAS operators – according to Matthew Pope, founder and managing director of Esox Biologics.
Living Seas Aquafeeds is using local ingredients, including farmed seaweed and mangrove leaves, as a functional addition to standard feeding regimes, improving water quality, FCRs and shrimp growth, according to Timothy Hromatka, founder of the Indonesian star…