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

pond management


Thoughts on pond fertilization

Prof. Boyd provides additional insights into fertilization of aquaculture ponds, discussing phytoplankton requirements, organic and inorganic fertilizers, and other relevant aspects of pond management. 

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CP aquaculture expert stresses proper pond management, design

Shrimp farmers can look to the chicken-farming industry for guidance on proper pond management. At the Nicovita Symposium in Ecuador, Dr. Dean Akiyama of Charoen Pokphand encouraged shrimp producers to overcome challenges at hatchery level. 

Health & Welfare

Phytoplankton a crucial component of aquaculture pond ecosystems

Phytoplanktonic organisms, or microalgae, are very abundant in aquaculture ponds and have critical roles in these ecosystems, significantly influencing overall pond ecology and water quality. Proper management of phytoplankton populations is essential for successful aquaculture pond production. 

Health & Welfare

Microsporidian impacts shrimp production

Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP), a microsporidian parasite widely found in Asia and other areas, is impacting aquaculture by severely retarding the growth of cultured shrimp. EHP infects the tubules of the hepatopancreas in shrimp, which damages the organ’s ability to gain 

Health & Welfare

Continuous improvement from farm trials

Continuous improvement is a critical strategy required for the success of any business, including shrimp farming. Routine programs for farm feed trials that incorporate best practices can contribute to better decision making and a faster improvement.