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.
Aquaculture’s technology spotlight tends to focus on offshore cages, satellites, AI sensors and recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for major finfish species – but this narrative overlooks aquatech’s ability to revolutionise small-scale production and safe…
Farming in flow-through concrete ponds known as jhora, which is practised in the hills of West Bengal, is not only helping locals to get healthy diet of food but has been also supplementing their families’ incomes.
A series of recent trials suggests that the European spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas), may be well suited to aquaculture for restocking dwindling wild stocks and, potentially, for growing to market size.
Nueva Pescanova’s plans for starting the world’s first commercial octopus farm may have caused an uproar in some quarters of the mainstream media, but aquaculture of the animals could be the best hope for sustaining wild stocks.
Mercedes Wanguemert, one of Europe’s foremost sea cucumber experts, explains her role in the formation of the continent’s fledgling sea cucumber aquaculture sector and why she believes that the echinoderms have huge untapped potential.