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

Andrew J. Ray

Health & Welfare

Shrimp sampling method improves stocking process

Accurate estimates of shrimp populations and size variability by sampling can help managers make informed decisions that reduce feeding costs and improve system performance. 

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Simple settling chambers aid solids management in biofloc system

A study examined the effects of removing suspended solids using side-stream settling chambers in a superintensive biofloc shrimp system. The chambers reduced nitrate-nitrogen and phosphate concentrations and improved shrimp growth rate and biomass.