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

hydrogen sulfide

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. 

Responsibility

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. 

Responsibility

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.