Aquaculture skills in the spotlight

4 April 2018 – A skills inventory and needs analysis for the aquaculture sector has revealed an urgent need for both generic skills – from functional literacy to business management – and aquaculture-specific technical skills to better equip workers and farmers in taking the industry forward. Read more…


Can ranching ‘zombie urchins’ boost uni, save kelp forests?

6 March 2018 – Urchinomics aims to preserve sea plants and boost rural communities while tapping into a lucrative market.


Why water mixing and movement is key in aquaculture systems

20 February 2018 – Read more…


A step towards cleaner oceans: Tracking fishing gear to its original owner

13 February 2018 – In a big step towards cleaner seas and safer navigation, countries agreed on a set of draft Voluntary Guidelines on Marking Fishing Gear. When abandoned, lost or discarded at sea, fishing gear, made predominantly of plastic, forms a significant component of marine debris. Approximately eight million tonnes of plastic litter end up in our oceans every year, 10% of which is estimated to come from the fisheries sector. Read more…


EU: Seaweed steps into sustainability spotlight with certification scheme

24 November 2017 – The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) have launched a certification standard for sustainable seaweed production. “This is a very big deal,” one seaweed manufacturer told us. Read more…