IMTA, to the uninitiated, is a technique in aquaculture based on the concept that growing species at multiple trophic levels side-by-side is more efficient than a monoculture system. The classic exemplar of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) is the fin-fish, bivalve, seaweed system.  There have been disagreements over the exact wording, but the term IMTA is…

GLOBAL – A new report from analyses the worldwide markets for Aquaculture and Fisheries in thousand tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided…

UK – The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is inviting people with ideas to improve fisheries management to bid for funding towards their research. Through the Fisheries Challenge Fund (FCF) funding is available to enable fishermen and other interested parties to get involved in research projects looking at fisheries management issues. The funding is available to…

NORWAY – Norwegian researchers have been leading an international effort to make aquaculture more sustainable. In 10 years they have revolutionised fish feed. According to Phys.org, the Aquaculture Protein Centre (APC) was among the initial 13 Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF) established. After ten years, its activities as an SFF centre are now drawing to a…

INDONESIA – Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister, Sharif C. Sutardjo, has announced that the government is looking to aquaculture to help boost the country’s fish exports. At present, commericial fishing quotas are high in regards to the size of fish stocks. With stocks decreasing and the current aquaculture industry doing well, the government is…