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Aquaculture reviving oyster industry – as well as watermen

Decades ago, Wingate Harbor was full of working oystermen in the late fall and winter, plying the Honga River’s thick oyster bars and bringing their catch to the dock. But when diseases took hold and the harvest plummeted, the oystermen hung up their dredges and tongs...

Aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa: small successes, bigger prospects?

If you don’t know what aquaculture is, you’re not alone: a 2009 survey found that a remarkable 85% of South Africans had never even heard the term, and most are still unaware of its importance. The situation hasn’t improved much, more people have heard of it but few...

World’s First Semi-Sub Aquaculture Vessel Delivered

Norwegian salmon farming company SalMar has taken delivery of the world's first semi-submersible aquaculture support vessel from China's Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group. The vessel Ocean Farm 1 is 110 meters (360 feet) in diameter, 69 meters (230 feet) in eight,...