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

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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. 

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Aquamimicry: A revolutionary concept for shrimp farming

Aquamimicry simulates natural, estuarine production conditions by creating zooplankton blooms as supplemental nutrition to the cultured shrimp, and beneficial bacteria to maintain water quality. Better-quality shrimp can be produced at lower cost and in a more sustainable manner.  

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Probiotics benefit Pacific white shrimp challenged with AHPND

A study was conducted to measure the effects of commercial probiotics on Pacific white shrimp in a standardized AHPND challenge model under controlled laboratory conditions. Results show that the probiotics treatments by themselves have beneficial effects, such as higher survival 

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Probiotics benefit three stages of juvenile rohu

Experiments were conducted to evaluate the potential survival and growth benefits of three multi-strain probiotics in three different stages of juvenile rohu (hatchling to advanced fry). Results showed beneficial effects of the probiotics treatments for the hatchling and fry stages, 

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Oceanic Institute advances yellow tang culture

The Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University has been working to develop methods to culture yellow tang, a top species collected for the aquarium trade. The fish under culture are living longer as practices improve. 

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Beneficial microbes and pathogen control

A range of alternative products is available to improve animal health and water quality, and control pathogen loads. Beneficial microbes produce antimicrobial compounds and suppress pathogen proliferation. 

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Live feed enrichment with probiotics

Probiotics can provide needed micronutrients that prime immune responses in larval fish, thus increasing their survival in culture. Probiotic dosing can be applied via immersion, microcosm approaches and enrichment of live and formulated feeds.