ADM joins aquaculture revolution with DHA Natur

Animal feed giant ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company, has introduced a new highly-concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acid for the aquaculture industry called DHA Natur™. DHA Natur is a dried algae biomass rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). “ADM Animal Nutrition… [Read the full story]

A breakthrough in fish-free aquaculture feed?

Scientists at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, have discovered that marine microalgae can completely replace the wild fish oil currently used to feed tilapia, the second most farmed fish in the world and the most widely farmed in the United States. The findings, which appear in the open-access journal PLOS ONE…

Soaring fishmeal prices make algae more appetizing

Jason Holland writes in SeafoodSounce.com that the ability of marine and freshwater algae to produce omega-3 oils makes them increasingly suitable for replacing price volatile fish oil and fishmeal products, especially aquaculture feeds. The fish and shrimp farming sectors have been experiencing significant…

MSC and ASC to set global standard for seaweed

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) are working together to create a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The collaboration offers the opportunity to build on the expertise of the two leading seafood certification and labeling programs… [Read the full story]

Ira Levine awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Only hours after University of Southern Maine awarded Professor Ira Levine a year-long sabbatical, the U.S. Department of State awarded him with the biggest prize of his career. And suddenly, his year away got a whole lot busier. The aquaculture expert’s previously planned work… [Read the full story]

Japanese, Malaysian aquaculture research collaboration

Bernama.com reports that Malaysian and Japanese institutions will jointly conduct a RM 11.8 million ($2.8 million US) research in sustainable aquaculture project, which will enable the researchers to extract high value compounds from microalgae. The partnership is under the Japanese Science and… [Read the full story]

MDB Energy to roll out water cleanup

David Sparkes writes for ABC’s QLD Country Hour that MDB Energy, a company using algae to clean dirty farm water, is ready to roll out their technology across Queensland, Australia and overseas. Trials during 2014 proved that the Queensland company’s process could be used on a commercial scale…

Chile’s fisheries green light algae project

Undercurrent News reports that Chile’s Fisheries Committee of the Chamber of Deputies recently passed legislation to develop a project to cultivate algae via a bill, Bulletin 9151-21. Chile’s undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raul Súnico, said the project should have a budget… [Read the full story]

Sustainable aquaculture program in Viet Nam

The Fish Site reports that, to both reduce this environmental impact and improve the nutritional value of farmed fish and shrimp, the “Nutritious-system feeding concept; nourishing Vietnamese ponds to produce quality seafood” project has been created. Launched on November 20, 2014, in Ho Chi Minh City…

Aquaculture roundtable assesses importance of algae

As aqua production increases in Asia, it will become increasingly important to reduce or eliminate wild fish as a feed source. Algae, for example, are an excellent source of DHA omega-3 fatty acid, and thus algae…

Chile encouraging small-scale brown algae farming

A program intended to develop small-scale aquaculture of brown algae, or kelp, using hanging rope cultivation, is being launched in Chile’s Coquimbo region by the Fund for the Promotion of Scientific…

OriginOil partners with aquaculture producer WeFeedUs

OriginOil, with operations in Los Angeles, CA and Carlisle, PA has announced a partnership based on its Solids Out of Solution™ (SOS) technology with the intention of helping the aquaculture industry…

Pilbara, Australia Reports on Algae’s Potential

The State government in Pilbara, Australia, has released a report explaining how the region could be an ideal base for the algae aquaculture industry because of its sunny climate and close proximity to seawater…

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

Researchers at New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, are researching whether a mix of algae and cottonseed meal can make it economically viable for farmers to grow shrimp in the Desert Southwest…

AIM Interview: Susan Kunz, BioVantage CEO

Susan M. Kunz, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioVantage, describes herself in part as a “startup addict,” this being her fourth company built from the ground up…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 6

In over 40 countries, tablets, powder and capsules are widely used supplements. Spirulina is a featured ingredient in pasta, cookies, snack bars and juice drinks, and in personal care products like skin creams and shampoos…

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows

As the world’s appetite for the lean protein of fish grows, so does the demand for alternatives to traditional fishmeal, the blends of small fish species—including herring, capeli and menhaden…

Aurora Scales Up, Changes Name

Aurora Algae, formerly Aurora Biofuels, of Alameda, California, claims to have introduced the industry’s first photosynthetic algae-based platform for the production of sustainable, premium products…