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

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Health & Welfare

AHPN inferences based on behavior of vibrio bacteria

Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a strain of which is the cause of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis (AHPN), has both virulent and benign strains. This strain colonizes the stomachs of shrimp by the formation of a biofilm, which protects it from antibiotics and other 

Intelligence

Shrimp processing byproducts find many uses

Shrimp processing byproducts are constructively used in shrimp or fish feeds, livestock feeds and plant fertilizer. Chitin from shrimp exoskeletons is used in bandages and varied cosmetic products.