News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Tractor-powered paddlewheels provide emergency pond aeration

Even with dedicated aerators, aquaculture farms can experience stress and mortality in culture animals due to low dissolved oxygen concentrations in pond water. Simple tractor-powered aerators offer a quick and portable solution to low dissolved oxygen levels that provides strong emergency aeration and water movement.

Health & Welfare

Live diets for pacu larvae tested in Peru

Study in Peru that evaluated three food sources for larval pacu shows that water fleas appear to be a cost-effective substitute for artemia. 


Measuring shrimp feed water stability

Analytical procedures, like measuring water stability of shrimp feed, performed at labs provide more consistent and quantitative results. 

Health & Welfare

Prototype stunner tested on rainbow trout

Research at the Conservation Fund’s Fresh­water Institute is evaluating a prototype percussive stunning system for slaughtering food-size rainbow trout.