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

nitrite

Health & Welfare

Determining safe levels of ammonia and nitrite for shrimp culture

A study aimed to determine safe levels of ammonia and nitrite to various life stages of the Amazon river prawn, based on the hypothesis that the early stages of development of M. amazonicum are more sensitive to ammonia and nitrite 

Responsibility

The importance of water analysis in aquaculture

Proper monitoring of water quality in aquaculture production systems is critical to enable appropriate and timely management decisions. It requires reliable equipment, trained technicians that follow instructions and apply quality control measures, proper reagents and calibrated equipment, and appropriately collected 

Innovation & Investment

Recirculating aquaculture technology, part 1

Biological filtration is one of the critical required unit processes in recirculating aquaculture systems. Non-corrosive filter media with large amounts of surface provides area for nitrifying bacteria cells to colonize. 

Aquafeeds

Hidden value of feed: Water quality

The intrinsic values of better feeds directly affect shrimp growth and performance in a positive way, but because better feeds produce less waste materials in culture systems, they also result in improved water quality that indirectly improves shrimp performance. 

Health & Welfare

Tilapia production using biofloc technology

Biofloc systems enable more intensive tilapia production. The fish adapt to the conditions within biofloc systems and grow well by utilizing the bioflocs as a feed source.