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

Hervé Lucien-Brun

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The proper use of brine to freeze shrimp, part 2

Brine freezing of shrimp at processing plants requires much less energy than other traditional methods. Brine freezing systems are not complex but require attention to detail during the entire production process. 

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The proper use of brine to freeze shrimp, part 1

Brine freezing of shrimp at processing plants by immersion in a chilled, aqueous brine solution is commonly used to chill the shrimp after cooking, and requires much less energy than other traditional methods. It results in very small ice crystals 

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Decisiones críticas para la cosecha y empaque de camarón, Parte 2

La decisión de cosechar implica la consideración de diversos factores, incluyendo los precios de mercado, la necesidad de los clientes, la biomasa y la condición de los animales, y otros. Varios pasos están involucrados, la mayoría dirigidos a mantener la 

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Critical decisions for shrimp harvesting and packing, Part 3

In this final installment of Hervé Lucien-Brun’s comprehensive three-part series, the author details the final steps in the process of taking farmed shrimp to the marketplace. Here we take a look at the proper protocols for receiving at the processing 

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Critical decisions for shrimp harvesting and packing, Part 2

The decision to harvest involves consideration of various factors, including market prices, customers’ need, biomass and condition of the animals and others. Several steps are involved, most aimed at maintaining maximum quality of the animals as they are harvested, sacrificed, 

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Critical decisions for shrimp harvesting and packing, Part 1

Harvesting a crop of shrimp is a critical step for any shrimp farming venture. Several months of efforts and resources to properly raise a quality crop have already been invested, and this quality must be preserved. The decision to harvest