Salmon

More than a headache: Sea lice and their considerable impact on the salmon farming sector


Salmon farming is very big business. Supplying what’s become one of the world’s most popular proteins, the industry has grown at an impressive...
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Plastic crisis ocean

How the seafood sector is tackling the plastic pollution crisis


Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our immediate thoughts and actions, it wasn’t very long ago that plastic pollution was...
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Korean snow crab

Korea’s sweet tasting giant from the deep


Snow crab has a very special place in Korean culture. Known locally as “daegae”, which literally means huge crab, this winter delicacy is highly...
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aquaculture

FAO: Farmed fish overtakes wild fish in global supply

Aquaculture continues to be of increasing importance in the global supply of seafood. In fact, 2014 was the first year in which the human consumption of aquaculture products exceeded that of products from wild fisheries.

According to the latest biennial food outlook report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), world aquaculture production is expected to grow by 5% during 2015 for the second year running, thereby accounting for an even larger share of the growing global supply of seafood. (more…)

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Organic aquaculture: an emerging sector

Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food-production industry, increasing at a rate of around 8 per cent year-on-year, which is nearly double that of most other sectors, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The FAO further forecasts that by 2030, two-thirds of the seafood we consume will be farm produced, up from its present level of just over 50 per cent. (more…)

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