Aquaculture Development

Techno-economics of industrial scale seaweed cultivation as a feedstock for for onward processing

With increased interest in conversion of biomass to methane or alcohol as an energy source, seaweed has become a recurrent focus of attention.  As part of a technology foresight programme, this comprehensive study examines the techno-economic aspects of industrial scale cultivation of various species of seaweed relative to existing value chains as sources of hydrocolloids, international market conditions, and the costs at which it could be made available to

Trout farm investment appraisal

The survey found the farm to have considerable potential for growth of rainbow and brown trout. An excellent water supply and good husbandry practices had ensured long-term disease-free production for many years. Good site characteristics and production and grow-out pool lay-out suggested further potential for a more ambitious project, although the report also highlighted potential threats that should be over-come through alterations in site design.

Shrimp farm feasibility study, Bangladesh

This project aimed to advise private sector clients on appropriate farming systems and production strategies in relation to a specific site in order to achieve company goals in supply efficiencies and quality control. Initial site visit taking soil and salinity samples plus interview with local residents. Modelling of costs associated with various production options based on local environmental conditions. Strategic assessment of development options followed by implementation plan.

Corporate social responsibility in international shrimp aquaculture

The objective was to examine appropriate mechanisms for encouraging more environmental and socially responsible shrimp production. The work was approached through a number of individual work packages: 1 A review of social and environmental issues and relevant national and international initiatives to promote and support responsible shrimp farming. 2 Capitalising on the CSR Agenda. 3 International Trade Agreement Assessment. 4 Structure and organisation of production and marketing in Bangladesh. 4a Socially and environmentally responsible shrimp farming in Bangladesh.

Seafeeds - Sustainable, Environmental Aquaculture Feeds

The Seafeeds workshop brought together a wide range of expert opinion from all spectrums of the aquaculture debate to advance the understanding of the needs and opportunities for sustainable aquaculture feeds. Representatives from the aquaculture, fisheries and feed industries, food certification, and environmental and research organisations contributed to facilitated discussion, at times splitting off into small single topic working groups. Delegates were charged with specific tasks and areas to debate enabling lively and productive discussion.