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

Craig L. Browdy

Aquafeeds

Feed formulations affect shrimp flavor, texture

Fish-free diets are suitable for shrimp production and can generate high-quality product. Consumer preferences for the flavor of shrimp and texture attributes need exploration. 

Health & Welfare

Building a better shrimp nursery, part 1

Shrimp nursery systems offer an important opportunity to increase profits. Properly designed and operated nurseries are highly biosecure facilities to grow postlarvae at very high densities. 

Health & Welfare

Continuous improvement from farm trials

Continuous improvement is a critical strategy required for the success of any business, including shrimp farming. Routine programs for farm feed trials that incorporate best practices can contribute to better decision making and a faster improvement. 

Aquafeeds

Methionine hydroxy analog supplements low-fishmeal shrimp diets

In a study, the authors evaluated the performance of juvenile white shrimp grown at high density and fed diets with varying levels of methionine. Trends toward improvements in feed intake were observed for diets with reduced fishmeal and HMTBa supplementation. 

Aquafeeds

Mycotoxin prevention in aquaculture feeds

Mycotoxins are naturally occurring, toxic chemical compounds produced by molds. When they infect aquaculture feeds and feed ingredients, mycotoxins can affect growth, reproduction and immunity in fish.