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

Shrimp farming in Madagascar

Most potential sites for future shrimp farming are located on the western coast of Madagascar, on large, flat, and relatively bare salt marshes called “tannes.” 

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Catfish genetics and breeding

Although research on catfish genetics began in the 1960s, applications of genetic improvement in aquaculture have lagged behind other animal industries. 

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Catfish of tomorrow

Catfish producers and processors should actively begin the process of reconsidering production systems to drastically reduce costs and equitably share risks. 

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Genetic advances with fleshy shrimp in China

The Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute in Qingdao, China, is producing strains of fleshy shrimp with faster growth rates and higher disease resistance. 

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Shrimp genetic improvement in Mexico

Genetic improvement will play a key role in the further development of the ongoing domestication of shrimp, important for the industry's long-term acceptance. 

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Domestication and broodstock management

A domesticated organism is trained to live with, or be of service to, humans. In practice, their life cycle has been closed in artificial environments.