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

AHPNS

Responsibility

A look at various intensive shrimp farming systems in Asia

The impact of diseases led some Asian shrimp farming countries to develop biofloc and recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) production technologies. Treating incoming water for culture operations and wastewater treatment are biosecurity measures for disease prevention and control. 

Intelligence

EMS impacts: Disease shifts shrimp supplies, prices, future production

Early mortality syndrome (EMS) has led to reduced production in major Asian shrimp-farming areas and resulted in higher prices for shrimp. The situation provides opportunities for low-intensity producers in Latin America and other traditionally secondary shrimp producers to expand output 

Health & Welfare

EMS/AHPNS: Infectious disease caused by bacteria

Studies by the University of Arizona Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory identified the causative agent for AHPNS as a unique strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria that can produce toxins responsible for the primary pathology in affected shrimp. 

Health & Welfare

Impacts of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome

Research continues in the global efforts to identify the cause of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome in farmed shrimp and find solutions to stop the major losses caused by its spread.