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Welcome to Seoul Int'l Seafood Show 2018

May 1, 2018

Seoul Int'l Seafood Show (2018) will be held at Coex Hall D, Seoul, Korea, for the period of May 9th to 11th, 2018. It includes all kinds of fishery products with concepts of top-quality and safety-guaranteed. By showing the newest[...]

SalMar plans second giant platform

April 16, 2018

THE Norwegian fish farmer SalMar is planning to build another huge offshore platform possibly twice the size of Ocean Farm 1, which was brought in from China last summer. The move follows SalMar’s acquisition of 51 per cent of the shares[...]


March 15, 2018


$150m deepwater aquaculture farm backed by Chinese gov’t

December 11, 2017

China’s ministry of agriculture (MoA) announced a ‘national mariculture demonstration zone construction plan (2017-2025)’, which targets 178 pilot mariculture farms to be built in China by 2025. China has also set a target of increasing its aquaculture production by 15.4 million[...]

13th Seoul International Seafood Show finished successfully

November 30, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the recent slowdown in business, the Korean market for seafood has continued to evolve and develop. Last year, the export of Korean seafood grew by about 12%. With safety, beauty, health and[...]

Southeast Asia’s first dedicated Seafood Expo

November 20, 2017

Thailand, one of the world’s largest seafood markets, launches the 1st ASEAN Seafood Expo & Conference to be held from 20-21 November 2017 in Bangkok. The dedicated seafood exhibition and conference will be staged at the Queen Sirikit National Convention (QSNCC)[...]

Busan International Seafood & Fisheries EXPO (BISFE 2017)

October 28, 2017

The 15th ‘Busan International Seafood & Fisheries Expo 2017,’ which serves as the largest platform for the fishery trade in Asia, is scheduled to be held at Hall 1, 2 and 3A of BEXCO Exhibition Center Ⅰ for three days from Wednesday,[...]

AquaNor 2017: Recap on four hectic days

August 18, 2017

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Visit GAA/BAP at Seafood Expo North America in Boston

February 15, 2017

Once again this year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is exhibiting at Seafood Expo North America (SENA), with a number of activities planned in its exhibit and in its meeting room. SENA — North America’s largest seafood trade show, with more[...]

Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Copper Alloy Aquaculture Nets

November 8, 2016

GREECE - Copper-alloy aquaculture nets may have similar impacts on the environment and farmed species as conventional nylon nets with copper-based antifouling paints, study finds. Put a structure in the ocean, and you attract a host of life wanting to settle[...]

South Korea Successfully Farms Salmon

November 8, 2016

SOUTH KOREA - The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has reported that, for the first time, South Korea has successfully farmed 500 tons of salmon. The fish was farmed at a Goseong County (Gangwon Province) fish farm, KoreaBizWire reports. Salmon have an[...]

Norwegian salmon farmers scramble for offshore licenses

April 22, 2016

By Ross Davies It was perhaps only a matter of a time before the Norwegian aquaculture sector followed in the footsteps of the country’s oil industry and started weighing up its options offshore. The interest in farming fish further from the shoreline[...]

Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum Conference and Exhibition in Bangkok

February 17, 2016

The ASEAN Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016 – “ASEAN Food Security for the World,” will be held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Bangkok Thailand August 3-7, 2016. The 11th Asian Fisheries Aquaculture Forum[...]

Salmon Farm to be Built on World’s largest ships

February 17, 2016

NSK Ship Design in Harstad, Norway, is designing Havfarm (“Ocean Farm”) ships. They are also making a significant investment into the development of new technologies in aquaculture. One project aims to virtually eliminate the sea lice problem in[...]

A Live Fish Carrier Vessel Designed & Equipped by Rolls Royce

February 17, 2016

A second live fish carrier vessel will be designed and equipped by Rolls-Royce for the Norwegion ship owner Sølvtrans AS. The NVC 387 type vessel will be built by ship building company Kleven at it’s Myklebust yard in Norway.[...]

New Fish Farming Rules for U.S. Encourage Sustainable Aquaculture

February 17, 2016

In January, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) filed rules for fish farming in federal waters. The regulations open up the Gulf of Mexico for seafood production in a strip of ocean beginning where the state’s jurisdiction leaves[...]

Sustainable Fish Food Production

February 17, 2016

In a speech at the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Dr. Alan Shaw, President and CEO of Calysta Inc., a California-based company that produces protein for commercial aquaculture and livestock feed, said the "world will require more food production in the next[...]

Fish Consumption and Human Health

February 17, 2016

Many researchers are interested in assessing lifestyle factors that could influence the risk of depression. The following article indicates that a higher fish consumption is linked to a reduced risk of depression. Researchers suggest that eating a large[...]

South Korea Successfully Farms Salmon Year-Round

February 17, 2016

South Korea has become the first Asian country to successfully farm salmon throughout the year. Donghae STF Co., a local Korean aquaculture firm, has been raising some 10,000 coho salmon at a special enclosure about 5 kilometers off the country’s eastern[...]

SNP Event Draws Bumble Bee, High Liner and Others to Table

July 20, 2015

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership, a U.S. based non-profit organization, is sponsoring a public education event in various cities across the U.S. to raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood… View full article[...]

Indian Seafood Exports: A Revenue Report

July 20, 2015

India exported a record one million tonnes of sea food in financial year 2014-2015. Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA_ Chairman Leena Nair said that sea food exports crossed all previous records in quantity, rupee value and USD terms… [...]

Vegetarian Fish Food Development in California

July 20, 2015

A video by Bloomberg Business highlights a California-based company’s development of the first completely vegetarian fish feed to be used commercially in the United States… View full article[...]

Celebration of 20th Anniversary of Code for Sustainable Fisheries

July 20, 2015

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) joins the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain and Conxemar in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the code of conduct for responsible fisheries. The sustainability and eco-certifying of[...]

Celebrity Chef Poses Key Questions to Farmed Salmon Suppliers

July 20, 2015

Although it took celebrity chef Rick Moonen “at least a decade” to warm up to the idea of featuring farmed fish on his menu at RM Seafood in Las Vegas, he has become a “convert of sorts” to farmed salmon.[...]

Culture-based Fisheries in Lao PDR and Cambodia

July 20, 2015

An article in the Network of Aquaculture Centre sub Asia Pacific says that culture-based fisheries (CBF) have been accepted as a useful development strategy for increasing food fish production and improving rural community life by most countries in Asia… [...]

Nigeria: WECARD empowers 100 farmers on fish-rice-pig integration

February 12, 2015

Nigeria: West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD), last week, trained no fewer than 100 farmers in integrated farming as part of poverty alleviation programmes. The training, themed, ‘Poverty eradication and grassroots empowerment through integrated aquaculture development’,[...]

More than 100 farms transforming aquaculture towards sustainability

February 12, 2015

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has welcomed more than one hundred certified farms into its certification programme in just over two years. And, in the last year alone it's seen the number of farms in the programme double. In August 2012[...]

4 Reasons Fish Should Be a Staple in Your Diet

February 12, 2015

Scared you'll ruin it? Afraid the house will smell? Is it just too...fishy? It's time to let go of the excuses and start cooking fish in your kitchen. There are so many healthy reasons this food should be a staple[...]

Commercial Aquaculture Benefiting Poorer Communities

February 12, 2015

BANGLADESH - A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that this was not possible. The report also highlights that more of the very poor in Bangladesh are profiting from commercial[...]

Aquaculture in Wisconsin is a growing industry

February 12, 2015

Aquaculture in Wisconsin is poised for growth and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (UWSP) facility is fully involved to assist the effort. A report from the region says a new recently announced partnership between the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute[...]

Aquaculture without Frontiers launches in Australia

February 12, 2015

Charity Aquaculture without Frontiers has created an Australian branch, to connect the country’s aquaculture skills and latent resources to opportunities to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people. The first board meeting of AwF Australia was held in Sydney[...]

Boosting US aquaculture with novel fish food production

February 12, 2015

Researchers at Iowa State University are charting new waters by turning the state’s agricultural commodities into fish food, work that could help farmers find new revenue streams and provide a boost to US fish production. View full article[...]

FAO: New Hunger Data Released

October 24, 2014

A video presentation by Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Assistant Director and General Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, highlights the 4 pillars required to create an environment for global food and nutritional security. View video[...]

Susainable Aquaculture Growth in S. Korea

October 24, 2014

In response to the Korean market’s growing demand, two aquaculture farms on Jeju Island in South Korea are spearheading sustainable fish production by achieving GLOBAL G.A.P. Aquaculture Certification. The farms obtained certification this year for olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus),[...]

Great Lakes Fish Farming

October 24, 2014

The owner of a family fish farm in Michigan discusses the benefits of sustainable fish farming in the Great Lakes region. While commercial fish farming on the Great Lakes has been debated a recent report shows that additional nutrients[...]

Turning the Tide: Developing Sustainable Seafood

October 24, 2014

Two new reports published by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show how commitments by seafood producers, retailers, and consumers are delivering lasting improvements to the sustainability of marine ecosystems, fish stocks and fishing communities. View full article[...]

Aquaculture Helps Alleviate Poverty in Ghana

October 24, 2014

A Worldfish Study provides an overview of aquaculture in Ghana by assessing both the actual and potential contribution of aquaculture to poverty reduction. The report also identifies conditions for drivers of the development of Ghana’s aquaculture sector. View full article[...]

UAE Salmon Farms

October 24, 2014

“Asmak,” a fish farm company in Abu Dhabi, brings salmon and other species of fish to the UAE. Based in the western region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, the project will supply the MENA region with enough fish to complete[...]

Egyptian fish farmers benefit from aquaculture training videos

June 19, 2014

An aquaculture training video series, designed to teach Egyptian fish farmers the industry’s best management practices, has recently been released. Produced by WorldFish, an international non-profit research organization, the 10 short videos are being used to train local fish[...]

The International Cooperation to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome

June 19, 2014

The International Cooperation to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome (ICSASG) project, supported in part by Cermaq ASA, has been completed. Salmon farmers will now be able to use the R&D resource information to identify genes that are resistant to[...]

Atlantic Salmon Red Seaweed Study

June 19, 2014

In a recent study, Atlantic salmon that were fed diets containing red seaweed had significantly higher levels of antiviral activity against infectious salmon anemia virus than fish fed a control diet. Growth performance of the fish also improved. View full[...]

Bacillus Probiotics Benefit Tilapia Rearing in Brazil

June 19, 2014

In Brazil, tilapia production was estimated at 210,000 mt in 2013. Floating cages are the most common rearing method for tilapia in Brazil. Many farms are increasing efforts to optimize rearing structures as they look to reduce production[...]

Farming Cobia in the Caribbean

June 19, 2014

Brian O’Hanlon, founder of “Open Blue” is building a large-scale hatchery in Panama that supports a new type of off-shore aquaculture. O’Hanlon wants to alter 4,000 years of human innovation and farm fish back in the ocean. He[...]

Vietnam Plans to Improve the Value of its Fishery Products

June 19, 2014

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) approved a proposal to improve the value of agricultural, forestry and fishery products and reducing post-harvest losses through the reorganization of the production chain and exported products structure. Currently, Vietnam loses[...]

China to Boost Aquaculture Resources

June 19, 2014

Beijing plans to meet its rising seafood needs by instituting a heavily subsidized overhaul of its freshwater aquaculture resources in the region of the capital city. In Miyun County, two hours outside of the city-center, fish farmers are given[...]

A Global Summit: Fisheries Ministers Agree to Actions for Ocean Health & Food Security

June 19, 2014

A summit that brought together more than 600 ocean stakeholders – including 80 fisheries ministers from around the world, ocean science experts, business leaders, philanthropists and heads of international organizations – committed to a set of actions that respond to[...]

Food & Drug Administration Announcement: Pregnant Women Should Eat More Fish

June 19, 2014

In an updated report released in June 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that pregnant and breast-feeding women and young children will gain important health benefits by eating more fish. Specific fish speci cited in the[...]

Raising More Fish to Meet Rising Demand

February 17, 2014

A new World Bank report estimates that by 2030, 62 percent of the seafood we consume will be farm-raised to meet growing demand. View full article[...]

Best year ever for Marine Harvest

February 17, 2014

The Marine Harvest Group recorded all-time high revenues and operating profits in 2013. View full article[...]

Cooke Aquaculture gains BAP certification

February 17, 2014

True North salmon from Atlantic Canada & Maine has received Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) three-star certification. True North salmon is produced by Cooke Aquaculture, Inc. View full article[...]