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


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. 

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Health & Welfare

Biofloc technology expanding at white shrimp farms

Biofloc technology provides high productivity, low feed-conversion ratios and a stable culture environment. Also, with viral problems and rising costs for energy, biofloc technology can help deliver sustainable production at lower cost. 

Health & Welfare

Disease risk factors for shrimp production in Brazil

For two years of data, the effects of management, season, stocking density and salinity on the incidence of disease in northeastern Brazil’s shrimp farms were found to be highly significant. 


Lobster aquaculture in eastern Indonesia, part 1

Lobster cage culture has great potential in Indonesia. The current industry consists of about 1,000 small-scale farm units, many of which raise lobsters in polyculture with seaweed and grouper. 


Southern Brazilian flounder

Work on the reproduction and larval rearing of southern Brazilian flounder supports the feasibility of flounder culture. Further research will improve weaning and grow-out techniques for the species. 

Health & Welfare

‘Boutique’ RAS for spotted sea trout

A boutique design project validated a land-based, recirculating production system capable of producing 50 metric tons of spotted sea trout per year.