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

Ami Horowitz

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Health & Welfare

Sludge: An obstacle to shrimp health

Excess nutrients from poor feeding regimes result in accumulated sludge on the bottoms of shrimp ponds, harming the environment and animal health. 

Health & Welfare

Efficacy of probiotics in grow-out systems

An aquaculture probiotic is a bacterial supplement to manipulate microbial communities in the water and to improve growth and survival of the cultured species. 


Aquaculture and the microbial world

Microorganisms reside in the sediment and other substrates, and in the water of aquaculture facilities, as well as in and on the cultured animals.