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

antibiotic growth promoters

Aquafeeds

Testing dietary potassium diformate in Pacific white shrimp

Research from experimental trials demonstrate that dietary potassium diformate improves survival, growth and productivity in Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), including in the presence of the Gram-negative, pathogenic bacterium V. harveyi. 

Health & Welfare

Focus on gut health increases aquaculture productivity

Increased attention to nutrient digestibility and gut health are two important focus areas for technological development of manufactured feeds in the aquaculture industry. Both laboratory and field studies have demonstrated the potential benefits for aquaculture productivity and the economics of 

Aquafeeds

Improving productivity, efficiency in Asian sea bass aquaculture

The effects of the dietary acidifier and feed additive potassium diformate (KDF) were tested in diets of juvenile Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) in Thailand. Results show that including KDF at 0.5 percent in the diets can help improve growth, survival