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

Carlos A. Ching

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Health & Welfare

Low-salinity culture water controls Vibrios in shrimp postlarvae

In a survey of Vibrio concentrations in white shrimp postlarvae at two inland farms, hatchery postlarvae were acclimated in water with salinity reduced from 30 and 5 ppt to 2 ppt at the farms. One farm stocked postlarvae in nursery 

Health & Welfare

Postlarvae evaluation key to controlling shrimp diseases

Establishing postlarvae quality has become one of the most important aspects in controlling diseases in farmed shrimp. Initial microbial testing can ensure viruses and other pathogens are absent from the animals. 


Automatic feeding in shrimp aquaculture

Controlled by timers, automatic feeders should be placed in deeper areas of ponds and away from aerators. Overfeeding is rare during automatic feeding, and pond bottom quality is maintained through grow-out cycles. 


Feed trays or broadcasting?

At higher stocking densities, the application of all feed via feed trays often results in feed being dropped outside and/or underneath the trays.