Tag Archives: Land Based Fish Farming

Aquaculture’s Next Big Thing?

More than a thousand walleye are in the six sets of circular water tanks at the UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, Wis. And they swim around in near-total darkness, their environment protected by several sets of pitch-black curtains. “Walleye are sunset and nighttime feeders,” explained Chris Hartleb, UWSP professor of aquaculture and… Read More »

Five Reasons why Farmers are turning to Aquaculture

1. Demand America’s appetite for seafood is growing and with 83% of it being imported from outside of the country, farmers are recognizing an opportunity to feed this demand from their existing infrastructures. 2. Sustainability The UN has estimated that the world’s food output needs to double by 2050. With depleting wild stocks and an… Read More »

Why Closed Containment Aquaculture?

  Fisheries and Ocean Canada the lead federal department in managing Canada’s fisheries,  in 2014-09-09, published the following statement on their website concerning closed containment aquaculture : Closed containment describes a range of technologies for aquaculture; from floating bag systems to land-based recirculating water systems. Closed containment is a barrier technology that attempts to restrict… Read More »

The many sides of sustainability in aquaculture | The Fish Site

Following recent claims that culturing salmon in open net pens could become the most sustainable form of healthy protein production on the planet, Dr Bill McGraw assesses the relative merits of different aquaculture species and systems. As a specialist in the culture of shrimp in RASs, the conclusion he draws may not come as a… Read More »

Chinese-owned company plans to produce tilapia in Angola – Macauhub

Chinese state-owned company RSI Su, Lda is building 200 tilapia tanks in the Barra do Dande district of Angola’s Bengo province, the company’s spokesperson told Angolan news agency Angop. Pedro Panzo also said that this project represents an investment of US$1 million and the production will be sold both in the province and in other… Read More »