Research at the Oceanic Institute found that white shrimp grown in a raceway at high density could reach 34-grams in 155 days with minimal water use.
Hatchery development for freshwater prawns, based on the modified greenwater system, is making expansion of aquaculture in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta possible.
Tropical abalone has aquaculture potential, since it is amenable to traditional selective breeding and modern DNA techniques to help reduce inbreeding.
While queen conchs have supported ocean fisheries for centuries, declining populations and catches have prompted management measures and aquaculture development.
The use of phosphates to protect shrimp moisture has been questioned due to abuses. The alternative demand for chem-free shrimp can involve similar abuses and deception.
A project between an oyster hatchery and a university is working on a selective-breeding program for silver- or gold-lip pearl oysters in Indonesia.
Profitability in the shrimp industry is increasingly related to business factors. Cost effectiveness is a better profit strategy than simple cost reduction.
As European aquaculture continues to diversify in the marine fish sector, technology advances and methodology in marine finfish hatcheries are proving vital.
Chlorine dioxide effectively reduces microorganisms on seafood and could be used as a processing treatment to improve shelf life and product safety.