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

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Responsibility

Shrimp farming in Guatemala has gone intensive

Guatemala’s shrimp-farming growth is due to a highly intensive system of small ponds and shorter cycles. Production of close to 25,000 metric tons is expected in 2018. 

Responsibility

Bacterial amendments in shrimp grow-out ponds

Pond microbial communities are a critical and often overlooked component of aquaculture ecosystems. Bacterial amendments like probiotics provide significant support to shrimp farmers around the world. 

Health & Welfare

Ongoing production issues in shrimp farming, part 2

Effective implementation of biosecurity protocols in shrimp farming requires awareness, discipline and a commitment by farm owners to implement them. The authors take a close look at intensive nurseries and how to exclude pathogens, predators and competitors. 

Health & Welfare

Natural strategies to improve growth and health of farmed shrimp

The application of probiotics, prebiotics and lipopolysaccharides has shown positive results with farmed shrimp, and is a very promising field, but more research is needed to clarify and foresee the molecular impact of these biological entities. 

Health & Welfare

Biofloc technology holds potential for carnivorous fish species

Juvenile carnivorous African catfish performed well in biofloc-based systems, which could help produce better quality and more disease-resistant seed of this important aquaculture species and support the expansion of African catfish farming industry. 

Health & Welfare

GOAL 2017 video: Fanny Giudicelli, Marine Akwa

In the second Pecha Kucha presentation from the Global Aquaculture Alliance's annual GOAL conference in Dublin, Ireland, Fanny Giudicelli of Marine Akwa talks about how marine probiotics, derived from seaweed, can help the industry's efforts in combatting infectious diseases.