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



Yellow tail characin a candidate for expanded production

The yellow tail characin (Astyanax bimaculatus) is a species with much potential for expanded aquaculture production in Brazil, with many characteristics suitable for culture. More research is needed to improve and optimize aquaculture production technologies for this interesting species. 

Health & Welfare

Pangasius culture in Western Hemisphere

Western nations consume considerable quantities of pangasius, yet its aquaculture in tropical regions of the hemisphere has not followed. Several countries have approved pangasius aquaculture, and to date no negative environmental impacts have been observed. 

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Health & Welfare

Inbreeding cuts growth, reproduction in shrimp

Shrimp-breeding programs release only a small fraction of their genetic material when they sell seed to clients for grow-out. This protects their large investment in developing the stocks so clients return for their next batch of seed instead of breeding