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

Philippines

Health & Welfare

On-site diagnostic kit identifies WSSV in shrimp

Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a highly specific technique that can amplify DNA in isothermal conditions. The kit can amplify the target gene of the pathogen using a single temperature and give results in one hour. 

Responsibility

Cooperative compliance in the Philippines

Compliance with E.U. food laws was beneficial to aquaculture in the Philippines, but increased costs also initially created inequities for small farmers. 

Innovation & Investment

Philippines farmers apply ASA-IM high-density technology to raise marine fish

The Soy-In-Aquaculture project in the Philippines has introduced low-volume, high-density cage culture production methodology for use with high-value marine species. The technology was developed to maximize farmers’ profits, improve productivity, reduce feed-conversion ratios and limit environmental degradation.