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

Peter Coutteau

Health & Welfare

Aiding gut health with a natural growth promotor

A study with Nile tilapia conducted in commercial production cages in Brazil showed the potential – in the absence of major disease threats – of a commercial, natural growth promotor that modulates the microbiota (inhibiting growth of pathogenic bacteria and 

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Health & Welfare

Focus on gut health increases aquaculture productivity

Increased attention to nutrient digestibility and gut health are two important focus areas for technological development of manufactured feeds in the aquaculture industry. Both laboratory and field studies have demonstrated the potential benefits for aquaculture productivity and the economics of 


Natural feed additive improves shrimp productivity

The digestive systems of shrimp are main entry points for bacterial and viral pathogens, and unfavorable microflora. Natural feed additives that combine different actions have proven effective in improving survival where shrimp are exposed to bacterial pathogens.