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

Shelf life dating for seafood

Since physical and chemical hazards in seafood remain largely unchanged in storage, shelf life can be based on the growth kinetics of microbial hazards. 

Health & Welfare

Southern brown shrimp found susceptible to IMNV

To overcome Infectious Myonecrosis Virus-related mortalities in cultured white shrimp, some Brazilian shrimp farmers tested the southern brown shrimp in grow-out ponds. 

Responsibility

Carp polyculture in India

Carp polyculture with other species originally established through government projects has grown in India thanks to the application of advancing technologies and private financial investments. 

Health & Welfare

Why shrimp cannot be vaccinated

The principle of vaccination is based on two key elements of immunity: specificity and memory. Shrimp lack the appropriate cells and pathways to respond to specific pathogens and the long-term “memory” to deal with recurring infections. 

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Sediment, water sampling in aquaculture

Simple tools can take water and sediment samples to monitor quality variables in aquaculture ponds. Water surface samples provide limited information, while water column sampling delivers more specific data.