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

Penaeus monodon

Health & Welfare

Reduced growth performance of black tiger shrimp infected with IHHNV

This study simulated the commercial grow-out of two cohorts of P. monodon that differed in their broodstock IHHNV infection loads, and showed that the viral prevalence, survival and growth performance of pond progeny were significantly affected. 

Responsibility

Growth away from the coast: Examining inland shrimp farming

Inland shrimp culture has numerous advantages – improved biosecurity, lower cost of land and reduced conflicts with other users of common resources like land and water – and will continue to expand into new areas. 

Health & Welfare

Training and harmonization of PCR diagnosis of WSSV in India

Accurate PCR testing of shrimp seedstock assures shrimp farmers that their seedstock is clean of major diseases. Ring tests verify that labs conducting PCR testing are obtaining correct, reliable and reproducible results when testing for specific shrimp diseases. 

Aquafeeds

The proper management of commercial shrimp feeds, part 1

Shrimp production systems and their feed management must be considered together. It requires an understanding of biological aspects of the targeted species and age, of production system used, of chemical and biological processes that control water and bottom quality and