We must go deeper: Submerging net cages for healthier fish Submerging fish farms may be better for fish, but how can it be done for fish that also need air?

Most fish farming in the ocean uses net cages that float because it is easier to feed and remove fish at the surface and because some fish species require access to air. However, the surface of the ocean experiences a READ MORE

Bulking Up: Increasing Muscle Mass in Fish with Gene Editing Researchers increase the amount of edible flesh in red sea bream by editing the gene for a hormone that restricts muscle growth

There may be concerns with genetically modified organisms (GMO), but the effectiveness of gene editing in developing more productive plants and animals for the agriculture industry can not be argued. With the rise of cheap and simple gene editing technologies, READ MORE

Three For The Price of One: Testing Sustainable Aquaculture Systems Growing multiple species in one system saves water, reduces effluent waste, and produces more food

Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA) may be the future of aquaculture. Compared to traditional farms that only grow one species, IMTA farms produce multiple edible products and provide increased sustainability. These integrated systems use the waste products from one species to READ MORE

Food or Foul? Aquaculture Pests May Actually be a Valuable Resource. Small invertebrates that grow around fish farms may provide a sustainable and nutritious food source

Many marine organisms have a planktonic form. This means that they drift in the ocean for part of their life until they can find something suitable to attach to and grow. A common example of an animal like this would READ MORE

Farmed Fish Need More Exercise to Out-Swim Wild Fish Proper breeding practices and adequate exercise can help farmed fish out-swim wild fish

Many people believe that farmed fish wouldn’t do very well in the wild, but do direct experiments comparing farm-raised to wild fish support this belief? In a collaborative study, researchers from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute READ MORE

Saving Sushi: Groundbreaking Progress in Bluefin Tuna Farming Controlled fertilization of bluefin tuna eggs opens the door to many potential improvements through selective breeding.

Do you love tuna sushi? Did you know that the number of tuna in the ocean has gone down drastically due to overfishing? The law of supply and demand tells us that as the availability of fish decreases, the price READ MORE