Prof Sandy Shumway, one of the most eminent shellfish specialists in North America, discusses her new book, her dream shellfish farming locations and why she’s increasingly convinced of the myriad benefits that shellfish aquaculture brings.
Dr Megan Davis of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has spent over four decades growing queen conch, a species in steady decline. Her work holds promise as a way of safeguarding the species through community-based solutions.
The Mexican peninsula of Baja California has huge potential to grow its burgeoning shellfish aquaculture sector, thanks to ideal coastal conditions and a growing demand for a variety of species – including mussels, oysters and abalone.
While Canada-based Dr Thierry Chopin might widely be credited with coining the phrase integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) it is the Chinese who have been at the forefront of developing – and adopting – practical forms of polyculture.