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

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Health & Welfare

EMS/AHPNS: Infectious disease caused by bacteria

Studies by the University of Arizona Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory identified the causative agent for AHPNS as a unique strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria that can produce toxins responsible for the primary pathology in affected shrimp. 

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Health & Welfare

Early Mortality Syndrome affects shrimp in Asia

Early Mortality Syndrome is a new disease that has been detected at shrimp farms in Asia. It appears within 30 days of stocking and causes symptoms that include lethargy; soft, darkened shells and mottling of the carapace.