Why do Nile Tilapias darken in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems?

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) have become one of the most widely used cultivation systems in the aquaculture industry due to their ability to provide greater control over water quality and higher production volumes per area. However, a phenomenon has caught the attention of scientists—the darkening of Nile Tilapias (Oreochromis niloticus) raised in recirculating aquaculture systems. … Read more

Physical Training of Fish to Improve Growth and Production

In the aquaculture industry, the pursuit of efficient growth and production has led researchers to explore unconventional methods. One promising avenue is physical training for fish, which has become a powerful tool to promote growth and enhance production efficiency. However, the nuanced relationship between exercise and growth, coupled with the diversity of species and training … Read more

Optimizing Microalgae Cultivation for Biodiesel Production

In the ever-expanding quest for sustainable energy sources, microalgae have emerged as biofuel powerhouses, particularly in biodiesel production. Microalgae, microscopic organisms with the remarkable ability to accumulate significant lipid reserves, have become valuable resources in the renewable energy landscape. However, the high production costs associated with microalgae biodiesel have prompted exploration focused on cultivation conditions … Read more

Unconventional Ingredients for Tilapia Feed

The growth of the aquaculture industry faces various challenges, including the production of aquaculture feed based on ingredients from sustainable sources. In this pursuit, a team of researchers from the Pontifical Bolivarian University published a scientific review to identify and classify unconventional ingredients from terrestrial plants, animals, algae, and fungi with potential for tilapia feed. … Read more

Enhancing Omega-3 Production in Atlantic Salmon Through Selective Breeding

A crucial element in the nutrition of aquaculture species is the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) omega-3 (n-3), essential for the health and growth of economically significant fish species like Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Traditionally, wild-sourced fish oil has been the primary supplier of n-3 LC-PUFA in aquaculture diets. However, concerns about overfishing and … Read more

Microbial Pathogens in Aquaponics Potentially Hazardous to Human Health

In the dynamic realm of sustainably producing food, aquaponics emerges as an innovative fusion of aquaculture and hydroponics. This symbiotic system integrates microorganisms, fish, and plants in a shared aquatic environment. The success of aquaponics hinges on bacteria orchestrating crucial processes like nitrification and nutrient extraction. However, this intricate balance also harbors potentially hazardous microorganisms … Read more

How Does Processing Alter the Lipid Profile of Fish and Seafood?

Fish and seafood stand out as crucial sources of high-quality lipids, particularly long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) omega-3. As staple foods in diets worldwide, their consumption offers numerous health benefits. However, seafood preparation and storage methods can significantly impact their lipid nutritional quality. In this regard, reducing the loss of omega-3 PUFA during food processing … Read more

Polychaete Meal as a Sustainable Alternative to Fish Meal in European Sea Bass Diets

In the pursuit of sustainable aquaculture, attention has shifted towards alternatives to fish-derived ingredients, driven by concerns about economic and environmental sustainability. Low-trophic organisms, particularly polychaetes, have emerged as promising candidates due to their high protein content. These species boast a well-balanced nutritional profile, characterized by high protein content and elevated levels of omega-3 fatty … Read more

Molasses for Enhancing Water Quality in Aquaculture Ponds Before Harvest

In the current pursuit of sustainable aquaculture practices, addressing water quality in aquaculture ponds before harvest, known as tailwater, is a critical consideration. Tailwater from aquaculture has become a major contributor to the eutrophication of water bodies. Despite advancements in breeding technology, feed development, and aeration optimization, pond aquaculture has caused significant environmental damage. In … Read more

Download the ‘EU Fish Market’ 2023 Edition Study

The ‘EU Fish Market‘ is a comprehensive analysis of the EU’s fishing and aquaculture industry conducted by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA). Refer to this annual report to discover more about what is produced/exported/imported, when and where, what is consumed, who, and what the major trends are. This edition is … Read more