SDG 14: Spotlight on Aquaculture

There is no doubt that aquaculture is of ever increasing significance in the world’s supply of sustainable food, and in reaching the goals not only of SDG 14 but also SDG 2.

About 90 million tonnes of wild-catch seafood are produced globally every year. After a rapid growth period that still continues, this is now exceeded by freshwater and marine fish farming – aquaculture – which deliver over 100 million tonnes annually. Despite improved environmental performance of aquaculture, there are growing challenges with pathogen management, pollution, climate change and also the need to move away from fishmeal and fish oil in developing alternative sources of feed. 

We are pleased to present here some of the recent highlights in our related content.

Journals in Aquaculture

A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture

A 20-Year Retrospective Review of Global Aquaculture by Rosamund L. Naylor et al published in Nature reviews the developments in global aquaculture from 1997 to 2017, incorporating all industry sub-sectors and highlighting the integration of aquaculture in the global food system.

The Big Fish Series: Is Aquaculture Breaking Into the Global Food System?

The Big Fish Series is an online seminar series by the University of Stirling’s, Institute of Aquaculture. In this event we hear from panelists that include some of the authors of the paper.

SDG 14 Aquaculture: Topical Collections and Special Issues

Open for submission:

Aquaponics and Biofloc (Aquaculture International)

- Future of Aquaculture Nutrition and Feed Research (Aquaculture International)

Innovations in disease control and diagnosis (Aquaculture International)


- Blue Food (Nature)

Editor's choice: Aquaculture (Scientific Reports)

Discovery of Marine Bio-products and Their Diversified Applications (Aquaculture International)

Aquaculture: Highlighted Books

Aquaculture: Highlighted Book Chapters

Information for Authors

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