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


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Shrimp farming industry in Ecuador, part 2

In this second of two parts, the author describes a public-private competitive improvement plan and how technology and new tools improved shrimp production in Ecuador. 


Examining energy use in shrimp farming

While intensive shrimp farms in Australia and elsewhere are sensitive to rising energy prices, global intensification and farming innovations have led to significant improvements in shrimp farm energy efficiency. Important among the changes was the global switch to zero-exchange production 


Species, pond size define aeration approaches

The amount of aeration can be increased as feeding rate increases to conserve energy. Aeration in shrimp ponds usually can be reduced from mid-morning until early evening. Research has demonstrated that considerable energy can be saved by using aerator automation 

Health & Welfare

Why do we feed shrimp the way we do?

The potential shrimp aquaculture has for significant improvements in performance through improved genetics and nutrition will not be fully expressed unless appropriate feeding methods are practiced. 

Health & Welfare

Intensive farm in Bali produces shrimp in biofloc system

Although Bali is primarily a tourist destination, several small family-owned shrimp farms are located here. The Ndaru Luat Setio shrimp farm at Kubu raises specific pathogen-free Litopenaeus vannamei in ponds that apply basic biofloc technology with zero water exchange.