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

Nutrient requirements of penaeid shrimp

Penaeid shrimp need the same nutrients required by all animals, including protein, lipids, energy sources, vitamins, minerals, oxygen and water. 

Responsibility

Estimating water volumes in aquaculture

Accurate estimations of water volumes in aquaculture systems contribute to both better management of resources and cost-efficient production. 

Intelligence

What is chem-free shrimp?

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. 

Health & Welfare

Scombrotoxins, part 3

While freez­ing, salting, smoking and irradiation can minimize growth biogenic amine formation, special care from harvest through consumption can prevent scombrotoxin poisoning.