While intensive shrimp farms in Australia and elsewhere are sensitive to rising energy prices, global intensification and farming innovations have led to significant improvements in shrimp farm energy efficiency. Important among the changes was the global switch to zero-exchange production
For a five-year project undertaken in Brunei Darussalam to develop advanced technology for production of large black tiger shrimp, a comprehensive disease diagnostic laboratory was developed to enable detection of known and emerging shrimp pathogens by molecular and histological methods.
The advent of specific pathogen free Pacific white shrimp became a powerful tool for lessening the impacts of diseases in aquaculture.
Using clear-water tank systems, CSIRO and a collaborating farm have advanced the domestication of black tiger stocks in Australia.