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

Objective quality assurance

Since microbiological analyses do not provide a desired degree of reliability, chemical tests have been proposed for farmed fish quality assurance.

Health & Welfare

Lipid profiles in farmed fish

Studies comparing the differences between farmed and wild fish lipid profiles have been conducted, but there is no standard format for reporting. 

Health & Welfare

Sexual growth dimorphism in penaeid shrimp

Sexual growth dimorphism occurs in cultured aquatic species like tilapia, catfish and salmon, and has also been reported for cultured crustaceans. 


Correct liming improves pond water, bottom quality

Shrimp and fish farmers frequently apply liming materials to ponds to increase the pH of bottom soils, elevate alkalinity and water hardness and improve conditions for microbial activity and benthic animals.