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

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Health & Welfare

Organic acids in aquafeeds: A potential substitute for antibiotics

Prophylactic use of antibiotics in animal production is being banned or restricted by many countries. A potential substitute for antibiotic growth promoters in aquafeeds is organic acids, which are the focus of much research and commercial interest. 

Health & Welfare

Selection for disease resistance in Indian white shrimp

A new breeding program for genetic improvement of Indian white shrimp (Fenneropenaeus indicus) in Egypt was established at a private shrimp farm at AL Dibah Triangle Zone (DTZ) to develop disease-resistant shrimp for the country’s aquaculture industry.