Jun 6, 2014 — Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.
Apr 7, 2014 — Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they've found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.
Nov 20, 2013 — The federal government is struggling to figure out how to fit fish farms into the National Organic Program, which regulates organic land-based farms. Environmentalists argue that fish farms shouldn't quality for an organic label if they don't use organic feed.
Jun 6, 2013 — Coastal fish farms are a major source of the seafood we eat, but all the fish waste they generate takes a toll on the environment. So a researcher in Canada is trying to clean up fish farms by creating an ecosystem where fish waste gets taken up by other valuable seafood commodities, like shellfish and kelp.
Jan 3, 2013 — The year's dry, hot weather forced aquaculturists to spend a lot more to keep their fish healthy and fed. For US catfish farmers, though, already suffering from competition with Asia, the drought has been an especially hard blow.
Oct 23, 2012 — A South African entrepreneur has found a way to make food out of flies for farm-raised chicken and salmon. He says fly meal can replace fish meal for aquaculture and some livestock, and help conserve wild fisheries that are now being depleted in the race to find enough protein for the planet.
Oct 3, 2012 — Some farmers growing shrimp in Midwestern ponds say they do it for love, not money. Despite recent advances in feed and efforts by several states to make shrimp-farming here a viable business, it's still fraught with too much economic risk to attract many growers.
Dec 8, 2011 — A study released this week found that many eco-labels for farmed seafood don't guarantee the fish was raised in a way that protects the marine environment.
Oct 14, 2011 — A new report from Food and Water Watch turns up the heat on how we feed farmed fish and the environmental toll it takes. It takes three pounds of wild fish to feed one pound of farmed salmon, so scientists are looking for alternatives.