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

Changing paradigms in shrimp farming

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Changing paradigms in shrimp farming, part 4

In high-density systems with zero water exchange, pond ecology shifts from an autotrophic, phytoplankton-based microbial community to a heterotrophic, bacterial-based community. 

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Changing paradigms in shrimp farming, part 5

A zero-water-exchange strategy to produce shrimp reduces the effluents and sediments that would normally be released to the environment by a typical intensive shrimp farm.