Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries.
Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.
Cleaner fish feed on the parasites that live on other fish. Studying communication between cleaner fish and their clients may help employ them in salmon farms, which can be plagued by parasites.
Fairness issues should be a major concern for eco-labels in their efforts to remain credible during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Fish farms feed millions of people around the world, but they also consume a lot of fish that are dried or ground up to make aquafeed. Researchers are developing more sustainable alternatives.
Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.
The Great Acceleration inaugurated the Anthropocene in the 1950s. Now, a similar race for resources and space is happening in the ocean.
Consumers are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of their fish.
Combining aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponics unearths value in “waste” flows and re-routes them back into the economy. It’s an inspiring example of how a circular-economy business model can work.
Entire populations of prawn ‘super-females’ are now being commercially distributed. The science behind this continues to advance and could have a far-reaching impact on both humans and animals.
Growing demand for large salt-water clams is leaving parts of the B.C. coast littered with plastic debris.
The World Heritage Listing for Victoria’s Budj Bim fish traps was ground-breaking. Here are five other Australian Indigenous sites that also deserve greater attention.
Fish farming has been criticised for a lack of sustainability – here’s what has been changing and what still remains a challenge.
Analysis of last summer’s heatwave shows it killed farmed salmon and decimated kelp forests, as well as shifting grape harvests and fish spawning times forward by several weeks.
Rising seas and groundwater depletion, both driven by climate change, are making soils saltier in many parts of the world. Farmers will need help adapting, especially in developing countries.
Many people focus just on agriculture and new technologies for feeding the world’s growing population. Yet, fisheries are the centerpiece of billions of people’s diets.
Aquaculture is endangering the marine environment, threatening the livelihood of small-scale fishers and food security.
Oysters are big business along the Gulf Coast, but raising them off-bottom – which yields a premium product – is just starting there. Hurricane Michael showed it won’t be easy.
There have been a variety of approaches to tackle malnutrition. The continent needs to learn from past mistakes across the world.