Since microbiological analyses do not provide a desired degree of reliability, chemical tests have been proposed for farmed fish quality assurance.
The detection of the antibiotic chloramphenicol in shrimp exported to Europe from Asian countries brought about a flood of reactions.
The gonads of male and female sea urchins is considered a delicacy. A strong market value for quality uni make urchins an excellent aquaculture candidate.
The pirarucu or Brazilian freshwater cod, an endemic fish species from the Amazon River basin, is the largest freshwater scaled fish in the world.
There is increasing interest in low-salinity shrimp culture in inland areas because it is thought that disease control is easier to implement.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Ecuador's shrimp industry relied almost entirely on wild postlarvae but has since developed large hatcheries.
The Nicaragua Small Shrimp Producer Assistance Program built a closed, zero water-exchange shrimp production system to demonstrate the concepts and practices.
Studies comparing the differences between farmed and wild fish lipid profiles have been conducted, but there is no standard format for reporting.
Sexual growth dimorphism occurs in cultured aquatic species like tilapia, catfish and salmon, and has also been reported for cultured crustaceans.
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.