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

James A. Brock

Health & Welfare

Limited decomposition enhances PCR detection of AHPND Vibrio in shrimp

A study confirmed the utility for improved polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection of the Vibrio bacteria that cause acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) in asymptomatic shrimp by permitting the shrimp to expire and decompose for several hours prior to preservation 

Health & Welfare

Hawaiian company breeds SPF black tiger shrimp for improved growth

Since 2001, Moana Technologies has worked toward providing domesticated, genetically improved and specific pathogen-free (SPF) black tiger shrimp to farmers in Asia. Based in Hawaii, USA, Moana built a breeding base on wild-caught broodstock from seven locations in Asia.