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Health & Welfare

Stirling researcher preps eyestalk-ablation alternative trials

University of Stirling Ph.D. student Simão Zacarias, who is from is Beira, Mozambique, will soon travel to Isla del Tigre, Honduras, to document evidence showing the benefits of breeding shrimp without eyestalk ablation. His is a journey of hopeful discovery. 

Health & Welfare

Seajoy’s ablation-free shrimp answers emerging welfare concern

Removing the eyestalk of broodstock female shrimp aided in the explosive growth of commercial-scale aquaculture. An undertaking by a Central American shrimp farmer has shown that producing shrimp without ablation can ease animal welfare worries without the feared drop in