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

mollusks

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La extraña liebre de mar cuña es útil como una ‘limpiadora de algas’

Los moluscos gasterópodos marinos conocidos como liebres de mar son animales relativamente desconocidos que tienen una importancia significativa en la investigación biomédica, debido a su particular sistema nervioso. Y debido a su capacidad de consumir grandes cantidades de algas, pueden 

Responsibility

The odd wedge sea hare is useful as an ‘algae cleaner’

Marine gastropod molluscs known as sea hares are relatively unknown animals that have significant importance in biomedical research due to their particular nervous system. And because of their ability to consume large amounts of algae, they can be very useful 

Health & Welfare

Metabolomics approaches to improve mussel larval production

Variability in the quantity and quality of larval yields limit aquaculture growth. New biotechnological advances promise to revolutionize the way we assess and solve bottlenecks. A study demonstrated the use of metabolomics to assess and classify mollusk larvae quality and 

Intelligence

Mollusk culture in Portugal

Most of the shellfish industry in Portugal is located on the country’s southern coast, where the production is dominated by the grooved carpet shell clam, followed by Japanese and Portuguese cupped oysters, and mussels.