Aquaculture Magazine

August / September 2014 Issue


  • The Shellfish Corner

    I welcome the return of Aquaculture Magazine and I’m grateful to be asked to follow in the rather large shadow of Dr. Kenneth K. Chew.

  • European aquaculture enters a new and promising stage

    The expansion of aquaculture in the European Union (EU), both for finfish and shellfish, suffered a sudden change in its development trend at the beginning of the XXI century.

  • Inbreeding: It’s All Relative(s)

    Many aquaculture producers share the ever-present suspicion that their production stocks are, or may become, “inbred.”

  • Current trends in Latin American Aquaculture

    This issue’s contribution will focus on Peruvian, Honduran, and Mexican aquaculture.

  • Table talk from Aquaculture America 2014

    Aquaculture America 2014 recently came and went at the Seattle Convention Center. According to Conference management, there were 1800 attendees from 62 countries who contributed to 606 oral and 132 poster presentations.

  • Probiotics inShrimp Aquaculture

    Shrimp ranks as the most favorite seafood among US consumers, and more than half of the shrimp in the market are coming from aquaculture.

  • Aquafeed Report for March, 2014

    As we all know, the development and growth of aquaculture is dependent on the availability of suitable feeds; the status of the aquafeed industry is therefore a good reflection of the health of aquaculture.

  • Feed Report

    I am delighted to have been invited to contribute updates on aquafeed in Aquaculture Magazine and look forward to sharing news about this vital area of the industry.


  • Latin America Report

    It is estimated that world production of fisheries and aquaculture will reach 172 million tons by 2021, driven by rapid economic growth and people moving towards healthier eating.

  • Nutrition

    Welcome to the Nutrition column!  Let’s begin with a saying my students have described as Brown’s rule #1.  If you are going to grow an animal, you must provide adequate food resources. 


  • Tilapia

    An American Tilapia Survivor Speaks Out Again, 23 years later... Tilapia fillet history 1992-1999.

  • Offshore Aquaculture

    I care not what we call it. Open ocean aquaculture… offshore mariculture… these terms are often conflated and confounded, interchanged and intertwined.

  • Shellfish

    I am honored to have been invited by Editor in Chief Greg Lutz to take part in this renewal of Aquaculture Magazine.

  • Health Highlights

    I am so excited to have this opportunity to contribute to and coordinate the “Health Highlights” column for Aquaculture Magazine. 

  • European Report

    Since 1989, I have been involved in aquaculture production. I have worked in several fish farms in Spain and Ireland, both in hatcheries and ongrowing plants, mainly with Gilthead sea bream, European sea bass and Atlantic salmon, but also with new species such as Senegalese sole and Black spot sea bream.

  • Shrimp

    Shrimp has always been my favorite research subject since I was at graduate school. I witnessed the impressive growth trajectory of the shrimp aquaculture industry in the past two decades with some highs and lows along the path, even though the annual growth rate dropped to 4.8% starting from 2006.

  • Post-harvest Issues

    When Greg Lutz first asked if I would be interested in writing a column on post-harvest issues in aquaculture, I jumped at the opportunity.

  • Aquaculture Engineering

    I would like to introduce myself and some of my approaches to the problems of aquaculture, and also address what I hope to cover in this column in the future. 

  • Hatchery Technology and Management

    Dear enthusiastic aquaculturists:

  • Aquaculture Economics, Management, and Marketing

    Many different disciplines are important, in a variety of ways, to successful growth, development and expansion of aquaculture industries. However, when taken together economics, management, and marketing determine whether aquaculture businesses will be successful and whether industries will grow or languish. 

  • Salmonids

    Over the last 40 years, I have followed farming of salmonids from the first attempts to feed a few wild-caught trout and salmon in captivity with more and less homemade feed to become a significant international food industry.