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


Health & Welfare

Toxicity vs. detection

The 2001 detection of chloramphenicol in shrimp imported into the Netherlands heightened awareness of and anxiety over the presence of chemicals in food. 


Off-flavors in aquaculture products, part 1

Off-flavors in pond and recirculating aquaculture systems have occurred through the biological production of geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol. The compounds are rapidly absorbed through the gills of fish, but depuration can require days or weeks. 

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Health & Welfare

Surveillance an important health management tool

Regular surveillance of culture stocks can both evaluate current animal health and limit future disease problems by detecting pathogens and allowing intervention before disease outbreaks occur.