Artemia, the ‘magic powder’ fueling a multi-billion-dollar industry

James Wright

Hatcheries depend on the brine shrimp artemia – microscopic creatures facing climate change and overharvesting threats – as feed in larviculture. Innovation is facing the challenge head on. Some salt farmers in Vietnam also produce artemia, microscopic brine shrimp that aquaculture hatcheries use as feed. Photo courtesy of Patrick Sorgeloos. They appear, to the untrained eye, as fine grains of…

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  • James Wright

    James Wright

    Editorial Manager
    Global Aquaculture Alliance
    Portsmouth, NH, USA