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. The volume in live-weight of global aquaculture production has tripled since 2000. The largest component is freshwater aquaculture, and the second largest is algae – particularly seaweeds and kelp. 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 (greatly reduced hunger and improved nutrition). 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, such as plants and insects. We are pleased to present here some of the recent highlights in our related content. 

A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture

A 20-Year Retrospective Review of Global Aquaculture by Rosamund L. Naylor et al recently 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 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.

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

Journals in Aquaculture

Highlighted Articles

MiFish metabarcoding: a high-throughput approach for simultaneous detection of multiple fish species from environmental DNA and other samples

Fisheries Science

The evolution of the blue-green revolution of rice-fish cultivation for sustainable food production

Sustainability Science

Improving nutrient and water use efficiencies in multi-loop aquaponics systems

Aquaculture International

A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture

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Farming fish in the sea will not nourish the world

Nature Communications

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The future of food from the sea

Nature

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Organized crime in the fisheries sector threatens a sustainable ocean economy

Nature

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Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance

Nature Communications

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Global adoption of novel aquaculture feeds could substantially reduce forage fish demand by 2030

Nature Food

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Nitrogen recovery via aquaponics in Nepal: current status, prospects, and challenges

SN Applied Sciences

Open educational resources (OER) in higher education courses in aquaculture and fisheries: opportunities, barriers, and future perspectives

Aquaculture International

Ecological-social-economic assessment of zebra-mussel cultivation scenarios for the Oder (Szczecin) Lagoon

Journal of Coastal Conservation

Human exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls embodied in global fish trade

Nature Food

Deep aspirations: towards a sustainable offshore Blue Economy

Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

Ecosystem-based fisheries management forestalls climate-driven collapse

Nature Communications



Aquaculture Book Highlights

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