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

Early Mortality Syndrome

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. 

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Health & Welfare

Probiotics benefit Pacific white shrimp challenged with AHPND

A study was conducted to measure the effects of commercial probiotics on Pacific white shrimp in a standardized AHPND challenge model under controlled laboratory conditions. Results show that the probiotics treatments by themselves have beneficial effects, such as higher survival 

Health & Welfare

Early Mortality Syndrome affects shrimp in Asia

Early Mortality Syndrome is a new disease that has been detected at shrimp farms in Asia. It appears within 30 days of stocking and causes symptoms that include lethargy; soft, darkened shells and mottling of the carapace.