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

NIRS

Health & Welfare

Near-infrared spectrometers determine stage maturity in channel catfish

This study evaluated the feasibility of a portable, hand-held micro near-infrared spectrometer to objectively determine the stage of maturity in channel catfish. Such a rapid, non-invasive method to stage fish maturity in hatcheries would improve the efficiency of hatchery production. 

Aquafeeds

NIRS technology ensures shrimp feed quality at farm level

Feed plants deal with varied raw materials, formulations and feeds for different animals, which can lead to quality issues and nutrient variations. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been successfully applied in Brazil to ensure feed quality standards at the farm level.