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

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Health & Welfare

Rainy season effects on shrimp grow-out ponds

During the rainy season, pond water and bottom quality can undergo significant changes and impact shrimp health, well-being and productivity. Farm managers should be prepared to manage the associated risks. 


Phytoplankton in aquaculture ponds: Friend or foe?

A vigorous phytoplankton bloom will support a healthy benthic community and will contribute significantly to stabilising and maintaining adequate pond water and bottom quality. 

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Hydrogen sulfide toxic, but manageable

Hydrogen sulfide, which can form in pond bottom sediment, is toxic to aquatic animals because it interferes with reoxidation of cytochrome a3 in respiration.