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

João L. Rocha

Health & Welfare

Non-SPF shrimp breeding in Ecuador

This article reports on a breeding program focused only on the improvement of growth rates at associate farms in Ecuador. By applying a localized breeding strategy, the program has yielded an average 7.8 percent annual phenotypic gain for commercial growth 

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Shrimp genetic improvement in Ecuador

One of the largest shrimp maturation operations in Ecuador is working with five major shrimp producers to improve growth rates. 

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Shrimp genetic improvement in Ecuador

The authors are exploring alternative models for shrimp breeding that address genotype-environment interactions with solutions that could advance breeding in South and Central America. 

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Within-family selection enhances shrimp growth

A study in Brazil found that the growth superiority brought about by within-family selection of tested shrimp transmitted to the next generation of animals. 

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SPF shrimp breeding in Brazil

Through a genetic selection program started in 2006, significant advances have been achieved in the development of a specific pathogen-free L. vannamei line in Brazil. 

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Genetic improvement in Brazil

Breeding efforts at Aquatec Genearch Aquacultura in Brazil have centered on specific pathogen-free white shrimp lines imported from the United States.