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

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Egypt’s success with tilapia a blueprint for all Africa

Egypt is the third-largest tilapia producer globally, after China and Indonesia, and accounts for about 80 percent of African production of farmed tilapia. Many of the reasons for Egypt’s successful development of its important tilapia industry could be applied to 

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Giving a lift to tilapia farmers in Myanmar

The U.S. Soybean Export Council’s farm demonstrations, farmer education efforts and formulated feeds are boosting tilapia production in rural areas of Myanmar, where indigenous carp are more commonly raised. 

Health & Welfare

Study seeks candidates for blue shrimp polyculture in New Caledonia

Seasonal pathologies reduce the profitability and sustainability of the shrimp-farming industry in New Caledonia. A study was therefore conducted to estimate the effects of polyculture of blue shrimp with goldline rabbitfish or mullet on production performance and environmental quality. 

Health & Welfare

U.S. field trials show promise for mullet farming in polyculture

Field trails in Alabama, USA, demonstrated the potential of raising striped mullet with Pacific white shrimp in inland ponds. Using wild-caught fingerlings at low density, the trials found the same survival rates as for mullet and shrimp grown separately. 

Intelligence

Tilapia culture in Ecuador

Tilapia culture in Ecuador is marked by vertically integrated companies that manufacture their own feeds and practice polyculture with Pacific white shrimp. 

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Carp polyculture in India

Carp polyculture with other species originally established through government projects has grown in India thanks to the application of advancing technologies and private financial investments. 

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Joint culture of carps in Bangladesh

The addition of cheap, fast-growing silver carp to ponds with major carps would allow farmers to sell fish while retaining some for food purposes.