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

Model shrimp breeding

A model shrimp breeding program in Mexico used a large data set to estimate the heritability of body weight in different environments and the mean family breeding value for body weight using BLUP meth­od­ology. 

Health & Welfare

DNA markers help manage Nile tilapia stocks

Determining changes in the genetic diversity of selected hatch­ery stocks provides a means to monitor inbreeding, con­trol loss of genetic diversity and achieve sustainable levels of genetic gain.