Formation of the Global Alliance for Innovation in Aquaculture

Puerto Varas, Chile – Today a historic step has been taken towards the future of global aquaculture. In a momentous meeting held with representatives of various institutions from America, Europe and Oceania, an agreement has been signed for the creation of the Global Alliance for Innovation in Aquaculture (IAIA). This agreement represents an unprecedented commitment … Read more

EAS Honours László Varadi for his lifelong commitment to pond farming in central and eastern Europe

At the opening ceremony of the Aquaculture Europe 2023 event in Vienna, Austria, the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) gave its highest award – Honorary Life Membership – to László Varadi, who has dedicated his life and professional career to the recognition and development of pond aquaculture in central and eastern Europe – and well beyond. … Read more

INNAQUA 2023: Key Challenges and Crucial Innovation Areas for the Future of Aquaculture

Chile – Just ahead of the second edition of the Aquaculture Innovation Conference, InnAqua 2023, organized by the Aquaculture Innovation Club of Chile, the final details of the event are being defined. The conference will bring together more than 400 participants, both domestic and international, from September 26 to 28 at the Enjoy Hotel in … Read more

Developing technology to detect harmful chemicals in shrimp supplies

by Agrilife Today The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense, CBTS, led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is supporting a DHS Summer Research Team effort to detect harmful chemicals in shrimp supplies. The Summer Research Team is led by Harshica Fernando, Ph.D., assistant professor of … Read more

UCF, MIT Designing Technology To Fight Bacterial Infections, Improve Aquaculture Farming

by Suhtling Wong, UCF College of Medicine microbiologist Dr. Salvador Almagro-Moreno and MIT’s Dr. Otto Cordero were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to create synthetic microbiomes – communities of microorganisms – that will better protect aquatic environments from bacteria. The team discovered that microbes are organized in “ecological modules” that could … Read more

Aquaculture Africa 2023 Conference: Zambia Government commits to hosting

Preparations for the upcoming 2nd Annual International Conference and Exposition of the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (AFRAQ2023), were given a boost last week following signature of the hosting agreement by Zambia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. This special gesture means the Government of Zambia is fully committed to collaborate with WAS in … Read more

High expectations for hemp-based salmon feed after University’s successful trial

by University of Stirling University of Stirling researchers are taking the next steps towards using hemp seed as a sustainable protein source for Scottish salmon feeds, following the success of the first live trials. Dr Monica Betancor, an Associate Professor in the Institute of Aquaculture, conducted a feasibility study last year to explore how hemp … Read more

IMPRESS: An EU Project building zero-waste, sustainable aquatic food value chains

By Teagasc IMPRESS is an industry driven project, based on sound science and centred around the EU Bioeconomy and Blue Growth strategies, striving to promote sustainable and zero-waste production and consumption. The four year project, co-funded by Horizon Europe officially began earlier this summer and brings together a multidisciplinary 14-member consortium of academic and research … Read more

Shellfish reefs improve marine biodiversity

by Flinders University Local shellfish including native razorfish and flat oysters, and feral pacific oysters, are showing strong ecosystem benefits for marine species within the Port River estuary ecosystem in Adelaide – with Flinders University researchers also discovering an exotic whelk that has found a foothold in the popular coastal area. Environmental monitoring of the … Read more

Unlocking aquaculture potential in Australia’s Top End

by DARIUS KOREIS, CSIRO Northern Australia’s warm waters make the Top End an ideal climate for growing farmed prawns in a sustainable way. But it’s not without its challenges, and it’s important to find just the right location. Commercial attempts to farm prawns in the Northern Territory have been tried, but haven’t been successful to … Read more