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

Robins P. McIntosh

Health & Welfare

Real-time PCR measures IHHNV in shrimp

Use of this method to detect and quantify IHHNV in penaeid shrimp has already revealed new information regarding levels of infection. 

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Intelligence

Changing paradigms in shrimp farming, part 6

The final factor in developing a heterotrophic system is the amount of organic material being fed to a pond, and the carbon per nitrogen balance of that material. 

Intelligence

Changing paradigms in shrimp farming, part 4

In high-density systems with zero water exchange, pond ecology shifts from an autotrophic, phytoplankton-based microbial community to a heterotrophic, bacterial-based community. 

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Changing paradigms in shrimp farming, part 5

A zero-water-exchange strategy to produce shrimp reduces the effluents and sediments that would normally be released to the environment by a typical intensive shrimp farm.