Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the SEAT newsletter. In this issue, we discuss how aquaculture can kick its fishmeal addiction, explore and bust some farmed fish myths and investigate some of the work on going with the project on environmental models and labour changes in Thailand!

FishmealA simple remedy for aquaculture’s fishmeal addictionPatrik Henrikson discusses the implications and options for reductions to the amount of fish meal used in aquaculture.
mythsAquaculture MythsAll aquaculture is the same and a prawn is the same as shrimp. How much truth is there in these common cited aquaculture myths?
Modules utilised for the development of models for water quality and nutrient accumulation in aquaculture ponds.Dynamic modelsLynn Munro explains why SEAT is developing models as decision making tools to help farmers work towards the most sustainable practices and minimise negative impacts on the environment.
Risk of non point source pollution (nitrogen) for selected areas in China during the dry season. A – Lake, B – Coastal area, C – Tilapia ponds, D – Shrimp ponds
Note: The models are currently being finalised. These figures are only an example and may not represent the final outcomesAquaculture & The EnvironmentPHD student Lynne Falconer describes her work modelling the impacts of “non-point source pollution” and how these models can help planners choose sites for fish farms.
Couple interviewThailand’s labour changesWhat drives labour changes in Thailand's aquaculture systems? Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit gives an insight into her work on Thai aquaculture.
Bangladesh observationsHow are shrimp harvested in Bangldesh? This short film gives an overview of Bangladeshi production systems as well as the bamboo traps and the benefits to the animals of this form of harvesting.

For more SEAT videos including the importance of animal welfare interviews with people working on the project, you can find them here.
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