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


Health & Welfare

Continuous improvement from farm trials

Continuous improvement is a critical strategy required for the success of any business, including shrimp farming. Routine programs for farm feed trials that incorporate best practices can contribute to better decision making and a faster improvement. 


Prevent, but verify

Each farm unit should have a written program that defines measures to prevent food safety problems and a program of regular testing. 

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Farming algal fuel: Economics challenge process potential

Algae offer advantages over terrestrial plants for biofuel production: short generation cycles and fast population growth. Algal fuel production would spare corn and soybeans for consumption as food for humans. 

Health & Welfare

Harvesting head-on shrimp

EU markets have special requirements for head-on shrimp. Organoleptic criteria are evaluated, including firmness of shell and head, malformations and color.