Aquaculture Magazine


Contributions World and U.S. Demand and Supply Relationships for Seafood: Implications for Aquaculture Producers. The previous Aquaculture Economics, Management and Marketing columns discussed various aspects of aquaculture profitability. There are four main ways to increase profitability of aquaculture businesses: increase production, decrease cost, maintain or increase market price, and expand market demand for aquaculture products. This column discusses global supply and demand for seafood products, and explores possible ways to expand markets for aquaculture products. 

Daily news

  • Louisiana shrimpers worry about price drop

    Date: 2015-05-28 13:45:10

    Louisiana shrimp season, which opened a week ago, has already been affected by a plummet in the crustacean price at the dock, issue that fishermen relate to a huge increase in imports.

  • £4m project to boost Scottish salmon farming

    Date: 2015-05-28 13:42:27

    Atlantic salmon is the UK’s largest food exports, and with demand for Scottish salmon increasing in traditional markets such as the US and France, and emerging markets such as China, the Scottish government has set increased production targets for 2020. 

  • Zone concern for fishers

    Date: 2015-05-28 13:29:53

    The aquaculture zones are designed to consolidate existing aquaculture activities, primarily oyster farming, and cover an area of about 2207 hectares, while the four exclusion zones cover an area of about 7809 hectares where aquaculture development will be prohibited.In addition, an extra 339 hectares of lease area will be made available for the expansion of aquaculture in the Ceduna Aquaculture Zone. 

  • Shrimp production facility planned for Hawaii’s Big Island

    Date: 2015-05-26 09:36:01

    Pacific Mariculture joins several other shrimp farms in Hawaii, including ones on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.u, Kauai and the Big Island. 

  • Association of aquaculture producers established in Russia

    Date: 2015-05-26 09:27:55

    Within the coming five years the industry should almost double in size, so in 2020 the production volume will reach 315,000 tonnes, according to the association. 

  • Scientists to investigate why Europe's aquaculture industry is flat-lining

    Date: 2015-05-26 09:25:15

    Scotttish salmon farming may be booming, but Europe's reliance on seafood imports is increasing, so scientists will investigate why the continent's aquaculture industry is flat-lining in contrast to those in non EU countries. 

  • Chinook Salmon Ear Bones Show Life Story

    Date: 2015-05-26 09:21:09

    This bone, called an otolith, accumulates layers as a fish grows, similar to trees. These "growth rings" are produced throughout a salmon's life.

  • Fish farm facing big court judgments, questions

    Date: 2015-05-25 10:27:24

    When it opened in Albany and Redkey in the mid-and-late-2000s, the company promised to create jobs by growing millions of pounds of fish for consumers. Bell’s products have been sold in restaurants and stores. 

  • New Tilapia Hatchery At Central Farm

    Date: 2015-05-25 10:22:48

    There are 16 ponds, and a larger water reservoir pond about the size of a football field which will gravity feed water into the ponds. 

  • Gail Shea announces $2.5M for aquaculture industry

    Date: 2015-05-25 10:21:35

    Fisheries Minister also announced $300K for P.E.I. marine training centre 

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