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

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Health & Welfare

Polymerase chain reaction: How useful is it?

Polymerase chain reaction testing is a powerful tool that can detect very low levels of pathogens, but its ability to screen and produce results that represent the population is often oversimplified. Screening of the wrong tissues or too few animals 

Intelligence

Post-harvest quality of freshwater prawns, part 2

Freshwater shrimp can contain pathogenic bacteria that cause illness unless care is exercised by producers, retailers and consumers. Many of the human pathogens can survive frozen storage, but are killed or inactivated by thermal processes.