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

cast nets

Health & Welfare

Regular population sampling of shrimp in ponds, part 2

With practice and common sense, cast netting produces adequate data for successful management of shrimp ponds. It is important, from a practical standpoint, that sampling techniques are adapted to the site, natural resources and human resources available. 

Health & Welfare

Regular population sampling of shrimp in ponds, part 1

Knowledge on population size and size distribution in their production ponds, along with health status assessments, is an important management tool for shrimp farmers around the world. Proper sampling planning and execution involve a number of activities to assure proper,