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

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Shrimp farming industry in Ecuador, part 1

The history of shrimp farming in Ecuador, including technical development, genetic improvement, mangrove reforestation and sanitary barrier implementation. 

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Ongoing production issues in shrimp farming, part 1

More R&D and investment is needed to address various ongoing issues in shrimp farming, including genetic improvement, nutritional requirements and feed ingredients, health management and other issues. 

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Experiences in shrimp genetic improvement in seven countries

In eight genetic improvement programs in seven different countries, growth improvements have been constant in all programs, with annual improvement rates between 5 and 12 percent. Improvements in survival rates are less predictable and less consistent. 

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Turning the tide against a deadly oyster virus

This article from Australia’s CSIRO details the "race" to breed oysters genetically predisposed to resist Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS), a disease that is harmless to humans but so lethal to oysters that it can kill more than 90 percent of a crop 


Genetic improvement aids red tilapia growth in Egypt

A new breeding program for genetic improvement of red tilapia was established at the Fish Research Center (FRC), Suez Canal University, in Ismailia, Egypt. It aims to improve the growth rate of the fish and to provide significant benefits to 

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Shrimp genetic improvement in Ecuador

The authors are exploring alternative models for shrimp breeding that address genotype-environment interactions with solutions that could advance breeding in South and Central America. 

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Genetic improvement in Brazil

Breeding efforts at Aquatec Genearch Aquacultura in Brazil have centered on specific pathogen-free white shrimp lines imported from the United States. 

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Genetic improvement in aquaculture

Genetic improvements are design­ed to modify plants or animals for greater production performance in such targeted areas as growth or disease resistance.