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

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Health & Welfare

Potential of YY male tilapia technology

YY male tilapia technology, based on the genetic manipulation of sex, provides a robust, reliable method of achieving male fish. It avoids the use of hormones and maintains strain purity in genetically normal males. 

Innovation & Investment

Monosex culture of prawns through temporal androgenic gene silencing

A newly developed technology for producing all-male populations of freshwater prawns by temporal silencing of the androgenic gland insulin-like gene marks the first RNA interference-based biotechnology to be commercialized in the field of aquaculture.