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


Health & Welfare

Probiotics, prebiotics in aquatic animals

Research has shown that probiotics and prebiotics can help mediate stress responses and improve disease resistance, growth performance, feed utilization, carcass composition and other traits by stimulating animals’ innate immune systems. 

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Health & Welfare

Do probiotics work in aquaculture?

Probiotics administered in feeds provide competitive exclusion of pathogenic bacteria, create conditions unfavorable for pathogens and modulate intestinal immune responses. 

Health & Welfare

Prebiotics, probiotics provide alternatives to antibiotics

As the demand for aquaculture products increases, so does the search for environmentally friendly alternatives to antibiotics. Alternatives to antibiotics include dietary prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics. 


Varied feed additives improve gut, animal health

There is increasing evidence that natural feed additives can have beneficial effects on aquaculture animals by supporting well-balanced gut microflora and improving gut health. 

Health & Welfare

Probiotics help control recurrent bacteria

Studies at a commercial sturgeon farm that experienced serious disease effects from varied bacterial pathogens in fish yielded positive results for probiotic treatments. 

Health & Welfare

Reviewing the safety of aquaculture probiotics

Probiotics are naturally occurring microbes in cultured animals or their environments that compete with bacterial path­o­gens to favorably alter the rearing environment and improve an­imal health. The success of a pro­biotic strain depends not only upon its stated and actual