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


Innovation & Investment

Genetic tool aims to stem the tide of oyster virus

Initially, a new chip loaded with oyster DNA pieces will identify oysters resistant to the herpes virus, but in the future it may be able to identify oysters with other desirable characteristics, such as faster growth rates. 

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Health & Welfare

Caveat emptor when seeking for EMS solutions

The development of polymerase chain reaction testing to detect the bacteria that cause EMS is important, but confirmation by bioassay of presumptive positives to ensure pathogenicity is a prudent intermediate step. 


DNA barcoding applications in aquaculture

DNA barcoding is an exciting tool for the identification of fish. Even non-taxonomists can classify organisms through the molecular taxonomy technique. 

Health & Welfare

New Zealand breeding expansion addresses high-value species

New Zealand’s National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research has established broodstock research for several emerging species to provide genetically diverse, domesticated stocks for aquaculture industry expansion. 

Health & Welfare

DNA fingerprinting: System for black tiger shrimp

Molecular markers can allow on-farm selection of high-performance families without the need to use costly alternatives such as separate rearing of families/ groups of families or tagging animals.