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

Breeding

Health & Welfare

CENIACUA develops WSSV-resistant shrimp in Colombia

To combat white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in white shrimp, Corporación Centro de Investigación de la Acuacultura de Colombia (CENIACUA) initiated a selective-breeding program to develop resistance in shrimp. 

Responsibility

The rise of tilapia farming in Ghana

Natural factors, institutional support and a big appetite for fish have all contributed to the growth of aquaculture in Ghana, where about 80 percent of all farmed fish is tilapia. 

Health & Welfare

Hawaiian company breeds SPF black tiger shrimp for improved growth

Since 2001, Moana Technologies has worked toward providing domesticated, genetically improved and specific pathogen-free (SPF) black tiger shrimp to farmers in Asia. Based in Hawaii, USA, Moana built a breeding base on wild-caught broodstock from seven locations in Asia. 

Health & Welfare

Finfish genetic improvement

Although the application of selective breeding and genetics can yield dramatic results, the use of genetically improved stock varies widely among aquaculture sectors. Virtually all Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout producers use improved stock, while use of genetically improved tilapia 

Health & Welfare

Selective breeding advances hybrid abalone

Collaborative work at Great Southern Waters has established a closed, genetically diverse breeding population of hybrid abalone. The breeding strategy is to produce and improve commercial stocks with the required hybrid traits by understanding the inheritance of those traits in