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

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Health & Welfare

Achotines laboratory home to continuing studies of tuna early life history

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Achotines Laboratory in southern Panama is the world’s only facility with nearly year-round availability of tuna eggs and larvae. A study is comparing the reproductive biology, genetics and early life history of yellowfin and Pacific 

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Advances in yellowtail larval rearing

The University of the Canary Islands in Spain is researching yellowtail broodstock management and larval rearing to promote aquaculture diversification in Europe. 

Health & Welfare

Peru project studies blood cockles for stock enhancement, aquaculture

In Peru, some wild cockle communities have been so overfished that total fishing bans are being considered. A project was therefore established to develop sustainable spat production as a crucial step toward the implementation of a conservation strategy for blood 

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Cobia hatchery-to-market technology at UMEH

Cobia is a top emerging candidate for tropical and subtropical marine fish aquaculture. The University of Miami Experimental Hatchery has led ongoing research to advance the viability of raising hatchery-reared cobia. 

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Within-family selection enhances shrimp growth

A study in Brazil found that the growth superiority brought about by within-family selection of tested shrimp transmitted to the next generation of animals. 

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Proactive disease management counters ISA, IMN

Although many companies avoid the costs associated with setting up proactive disease management infrastructure, failure to do so can result in losses that far outweigh the costs. 

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Larviculture protocols for cobia

While Asia’s more extensive approaches for cobia larviculture are effective, more intensive methods are used in the Americas. Most facilities still rely heavily upon wild-capture broodstock.