October 1, 2019
How do Minnesota oysters sound? Well, new research led by the Duluth-based Minnesota Sea Grant is studying whether sustainable aquaculture is feasible in the Great Lakes region. The team aim to answer the questions, “Can we do aquaculture well? Should we do it at all? And if yes to those two questions, how do we do it right?” said spokesperson Marie Thoms.
July 3, 2018
Did you know that releasing non native animals to the wild could cause massive animal die offs? According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, this is exactly what happened at Lake Byllesby this summer.
June 21, 2018
Last week Farm to Table was held in southern Chile. The program gave participants exposure to leading exporting animal food production systems, and site visits focused on international trade standards and emerging issues in food safety related to the Chilean salmon and cattle industry.
Tags: Aquaculture
May 29, 2018
In the southwest corner of Minnesota, perched on the edge of the Great Plains and a long way from native shrimp habitat, Trū Shrimp has begun its operations.
Continue reading: Healthy Shrimp From the Start
May 29, 2018
CAHFS, the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources form an informal partnership to work with private aquaculture producers to tackle concerns about water quality, fish diseases and genetics, and invasive species. By working together, the partners can more effectively confront complex policy and regulatory issues than if they were working alone.
May 29, 2018
U of M researchers have met with partners in Chile to examine fishing industry practices that could help the country prepare for future food demand.
May 29, 2018
One of the most important challenges humankind faces today is the expected increase in population size, with projections—supported by the United Nations—that the world population will reach the 9 billion mark by the year 2050. Population growth will consequently lead to an unprecedented increase in food demand. Although all food animal industries will continue to work to prepare and adapt to satisfy that demand, consensus is that aquaculture will play a significant role in the future of food security.
May 29, 2018
Raising fish for food perfectly illustrates the One Health concept the College of Veterinary Medicine has promoted for many years to describe the interdependence of animal, human and environmental health, says Alex Primus, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine. “Fish is a very heathy source of protein and when farmed responsibly can be produced in a very environmentally sustainable manner."
April 27, 2018
Common carp are one of the world's most invasive and ecologically damaging fish, and current management strategies can have limited effectiveness and come with non-target impacts. Dr. Ken McColl will present Australia's interesting new management approach in a seminar Thursday May 3, 1:30-2:30pm.
Tags: Aquaculture
April 25, 2018
The fourth annual Minnesota Aquaponics symposium took place this past Tuesday, April 24 in St. Paul on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus.