Adding nitrogen and phosphorus to natural waters can cause eutrophication. Discharge of these nutrients from aquaculture operations is under U.S. government evaluation.
In intensive shrimp-culture systems, sand, sediment and other surface areas can have both positive and negative effects on shrimp production.
Sedimentation is a useful technique to manage aquaculture wastewater because a high proportion of suspended solids have a high sinking rate.
Dissolved oxygen concentration is perhaps the most important variable influencing the well-being of fish, shrimp and other aquatic life.
The development of technological innovations would improve the economic viability of freshwater prawn culture in the Mississippi Delta.
The relatively short culture period and an established export market for tropical abalone make it a strong aquaculture candidate.
Some shrimp hatchery operators use live hermit crabs to feed black tiger shrimp broodstock because of a high proportion of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
When Maricultura del Pacifico's recirculation system for its maturation facility achieved stable water quality, the company capitalized on the technology's benefits.
Use of this method to detect and quantify IHHNV in penaeid shrimp has already revealed new information regarding levels of infection.
Shrimp aquaculture farm managers suspect pond bottom degradation and sediment accumulation as possible causes for production decreases.