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

EMS/AHPN

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. 

Health & Welfare

Raceway systems offer tools for EMS management

Highly controlled tank and raceway systems can help farmers raise postlarval shrimp to larger sizes before stocking in grow-out ponds. Raceways have recently been implemented for EMS management.