Op-ed: IFFO is wrong on alternative feeds

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Seafood Source: "In response to the Sept. 23 SeafoodSource article, “IFFO’s Johannessen: Use of marine ingredients in aquafeed ‘will not decline in the foreseeable future,’” we would like to provide an alternative perspective on the future of...

Complete replacement of fish oil and fish meal in the diet of juvenile California yellowtail Seriola dorsalis

By Kevin R. Stuart, Frederic T. Barrows, Constance Silbernagel, Kelly Alfrey, David Rotstein, and Mark A. Drawbridge: "California yellowtail (CYT) Seriola dorsalis is a top candidate for aquaculture in southern California. CYT is fed commercial diets whose nutrient...

Aquaculture Supports a Sustainable Earth

The United Nations maintains 17 Sustainable Development Goals that serve as a framework for international cooperation to help people and the planet thrive.

A recent study from the UN shows that aquaculture can improve food security and nutrition by increasing the amount of seafood available for people to eat. If done correctly, aquaculture increases food production, boosts economic growth in coastal and rural areas, and can help keep waterways clean.

Removing Fish From Fish Diet for Tastier, More Sustainable Aquaculture

By NOAA FIsheries: "In a groundbreaking study, researchers have successfully raised a carnivorous fish on a diet free of fishmeal and fish oil without any harmful effects. The kampachi (Hawaiian yellowtail, almaco jack) were raised on a diet of feed-grade poultry meal...

Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Aquaculture

By NOAA Fisheries: "Many aquaculture producers in the United States don’t raise fish, despite the industry’s popular image of fish farming. In fact, oysters were the most commercially valuable domestic farmed marine species in recent years. In 2017, oyster farmers...

Aquaculture approved for federal waters off Southern California

By Deborah Sullivan Brennan: "Southern California will be one of the first two areas to allow aquaculture in federal waters, along with the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced." Read the full article at the San Diego...

Trump order leaves US offshore permit applicants pleased but uncertain

Members of the small community of aspiring offshore aquaculturists who are in the middle of submitting their permits to farm in US federal waters, or who plan to do so soon, are generally pretty pleased about the recent presidential order meant to streamline the permitting process.

The future of food from the sea

By Costello, C., Cao, L., Gelcich, S. et al.: "Global food demand is rising, and serious questions remain about whether supply can increase sustainably. Land-based expansion is possible but may exacerbate climate change and biodiversity loss, and compromise the...

Ocean Crops: Is This The Next Frontier For Agriculture?

“The food and agriculture industry is undergoing a radical transformation around the world. Covid-19 has accelerated disruptions to the global food supply chain.
Structurally, this transformation is long overdue as the world heads toward a population of 10 billion over the next thirty years.”

American Fisheries Society Position on Aquaculture

By the American Fisheries Society: "The American Fisheries Society (AFS) supports sustainable growth of aquaculture. The demand for fish is expected to grow significantly in the next decade, but it is unlikely that capture fisheries can sustainably accommodate...

Op-ed: IFFO is wrong on alternative feeds

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Seafood Source: "In response to the Sept. 23 SeafoodSource article, “IFFO’s Johannessen: Use of marine ingredients in aquafeed ‘will not decline in the foreseeable future,’” we would like to provide an alternative perspective on the future of marine resources in aquafeed. The reality is, there is not enough wild-caught fish to feed the world. According to a World Bank study, as of a decade ago, the ocean could not keep pace with demand, and fish catches are declining."...

Complete replacement of fish oil and fish meal in the diet of juvenile California yellowtail Seriola dorsalis

By Kevin R. Stuart, Frederic T. Barrows, Constance Silbernagel, Kelly Alfrey, David Rotstein, and Mark A. Drawbridge: "California yellowtail (CYT) Seriola dorsalis is a top candidate for aquaculture in southern California. CYT is fed commercial diets whose nutrient profile and ingredient composition rely heavily on fish meal and fish oil. We evaluated the complete replacement of fish oil and fish meal with a Schizochytrium‐derived algal oil as an essential fatty acid source and poultry...

Aquaculture Supports a Sustainable Earth

The United Nations maintains 17 Sustainable Development Goals that serve as a framework for international cooperation to help people and the planet thrive.

A recent study from the UN shows that aquaculture can improve food security and nutrition by increasing the amount of seafood available for people to eat. If done correctly, aquaculture increases food production, boosts economic growth in coastal and rural areas, and can help keep waterways clean.

Removing Fish From Fish Diet for Tastier, More Sustainable Aquaculture

By NOAA FIsheries: "In a groundbreaking study, researchers have successfully raised a carnivorous fish on a diet free of fishmeal and fish oil without any harmful effects. The kampachi (Hawaiian yellowtail, almaco jack) were raised on a diet of feed-grade poultry meal and a fish-free oil blend high in omega-3 fatty acids. They were not only as healthy as those grown on traditional feed but also more flavorful in blind taste tests." Read the full article at NOAA Fisheries:...

Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Aquaculture

By NOAA Fisheries: "Many aquaculture producers in the United States don’t raise fish, despite the industry’s popular image of fish farming. In fact, oysters were the most commercially valuable domestic farmed marine species in recent years. In 2017, oyster farmers harvested 36 million pounds valued at $186 million. And clams ranked number two in production value in 2012–2017. Other top U.S. marine aquaculture products include mussels, shrimps, and salmon.   In recent years, a growing number of...

Aquaculture approved for federal waters off Southern California

By Deborah Sullivan Brennan: "Southern California will be one of the first two areas to allow aquaculture in federal waters, along with the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced." Read the full article at the San Diego Union-Tribune: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/story/2020-08-28/aquaculture-approved-for-federal-waters-off-southern-california  

The future of food from the sea

By Costello, C., Cao, L., Gelcich, S. et al.: "Global food demand is rising, and serious questions remain about whether supply can increase sustainably. Land-based expansion is possible but may exacerbate climate change and biodiversity loss, and compromise the delivery of other ecosystem services2,3,4,5,6. As food from the sea represents only 17% of the current production of edible meat, we ask how much food we can expect the ocean to sustainably produce by 2050." Read the full article at...

Ocean Crops: Is This The Next Frontier For Agriculture?

“The food and agriculture industry is undergoing a radical transformation around the world. Covid-19 has accelerated disruptions to the global food supply chain.
Structurally, this transformation is long overdue as the world heads toward a population of 10 billion over the next thirty years.”