Zack Dinh, co-founder of Sea Warden*, is on a mission to create the world’s first Global Atlas of Aquaculture, in order to enhance the profile of this crucial food production sector and the people who work in it.
Triploidy is widely used in aquaculture to improve growth rates, reduce possible impacts of farmed animals on wild aquatic ecosystems and enhance product quality, but there’s room for improvement and for alternative technologies.
The organisers of September’s inaugural Global Shrimp Forum (GSF) hope the event will help to solve some of the shrimp industry’s most pressing issues while contributing to increased food security, securing livelihoods and reducing environmental degradation.
Peruvian Jenny Soria Nina develops technologies to facilitate the growth of the aquaculture sector. One of her recent successes is a mobile hatchery designed to produce scallops and other aquatic species.
Yit Tung – who farms mud crabs, shrimp and tilapia in Malaysia – has no regrets about swapping a steady job as an engineer in the oil and gas sector for starting up his own aquaculture venture, RAS Aquaculture.
Shrimp that have been bred for their resistance to disease and ability to thrive despite environmental challenges should be valued as highly – if not more highly – than those bred for their growth rates in many parts of Indonesia.
Suzan Shahrestani, CEO of Baltimore-based growth company Minnowtech, wants to use sonar to help shrimp farmers optimise their process – and has developed a tool that will let shrimp farmers leverage their biomass data to become more sustainable and efficient.
The Blue Impact Fund aims to raise up to £75 million to catalyse the growth of truly sustainable aquaculture in the UK – with a focus on projects including the production of seaweed, bivalves and land-based shrimp.