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

The proper use of brine to freeze shrimp, part 1

Brine freezing of shrimp at processing plants by immersion in a chilled, aqueous brine solution is commonly used to chill the shrimp after cooking, and requires much less energy than other traditional methods. It results in very small ice crystals forming in the shrimp tissue, minimizing drip loss.


Recent farmed salmon losses put aquaculture insurance in focus

Insurance is available for a wide range of species, and will protect capital investment against events or natural hazards that affect fish health, assets and harvests. Effective risk assessment and management strategies are important. 


There’s more than one way to grow tilapia  

Tilapia aquaculture has expanded significantly in the last 30 years. Production systems range from extensive, low-density and low-technology in small earthen ponds, to semi-intensive systems in larger ponds, to recirculating systems with high densities.   


Replacing fishmeal with DFB in pompano diets 

A study evaluated the inclusion of bacterial, dried fermented biomass as a replacement for fishmeal in four practical diets for Florida pompano juveniles. There were no significant differences in final weight, survival, FCR or thermal-unit growth coefficient. 

Innovation & Investment

Better together: Partnerships drive innovation at leading labs

Laboratories with industry partnerships are making aquaculture more innovative, efficient and responsible. These collaborations offer access to expertise, facilities and funding to further the industry and improve global food security. 


Analyzing the hydrostability of shrimp feeds

The physical integrity and nutrient leaching of shrimp aquafeeds are important aspects in their quality control. The water stability of shrimp aquafeeds is often evaluated in various subjective manners. This analytical procedure provides a baseline for the aquafeed manufacturer to