Ocean fish numbers on ‘brink of collapse,’ WWF reports

Ocean fish numbers on ‘brink of collapse,’ WWF reports

The amount of fish in the oceans has halved since 1970, in a plunge to the “brink of collapse” caused by over-fishing and other threats, the WWF conservation group said on Wednesday. Populations of some commercial fish stocks, such as a group including tuna, mackerel and bonito, had fallen by almost 75 per cent, according…

Kate Humble: aquaponics is the answer to our growing food crisis

Kate Humble: Aquaponics is the answer to our growing food crisis

A collective “ooh” went up as the condensation cleared from a new 12 x 7 metre structure to reveal the UK’s first aquaponic solar greenhouse, in the perhaps unlikely environs of Kate Humble’s 117-acre ex-council farm in Monmouthshire, Wales. This is a greenhouse with a surprising wow factor. Inside, you can make out the blue…

The State of World Fisheries Aquaculture 2014

The State of World Fisheries Aquaculture 2014

More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, global fisheries and aquaculture production totalled…

Professor Soontorn Pipithsangchan

Professor Soontorn Pipithsangchan

World renowned Professor Soontorn Pipithsangchan joins our Scientific advisory board. Professor Pipithsangchan was born and educated in Thailand and holds a BSc. in Agriculture awarded by the Kasetsart University, Bangkok, an MSc. in Entomology awarded by the Kasetsart University, Bangkok and a Ph.D in Insecticide Toxicology awarded by the University of Los Banos in the Philippines.…

Masdar’s Project Will Boost Aquaculture Industry

Masdar’s Project Will Boost Aquaculture Industry

The world’s first research facility to grow both food and fuel, using desert lands irrigated by seawater, began operations on Sunday on a 2-hectare site in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. The facility, operated by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, is funded by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a group advancing the aviation…

Fish Farming Becomes Bigger Business Than the Open Sea

Fish Farming Becomes Bigger Business Than the Open Sea

For the first time, the world is eating more fish from farms than from the open sea, spurring billions of dollars of takeovers as one of the largest food companies seeks to capitalize on rising demand. Fish consumption is growing at a faster pace than beef, pork and poultry, driven by an expanding, increasingly prosperous…

Aquaponics, An Aid For Food Security in The Arab countries

Aquaponics, An Aid For Food Security in The Arab Countries

An interesting article published in Arab World Agribusiness Magazine stresses the important role aquaponics can play in Arab countries by providing an accessible and sustainable system for food production. In the report, entitled Aquaponics: An Integrated Fish and Crops Production: A Food Security Booster for Arab Countries, Fisheries Development consultant Izzat Feidi says that almost…