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

Saudi Arabia

Health & Welfare

Shrimp biofloc production trials in Saudi Arabia

An R&D trial was conducted with shrimp biofloc technology at a commercial facility in Saudi Arabia. Results indicated that biofloc technology can be effectively applied, with some protocol adjustments, in the KSA’s extreme desert environmental conditions. 

Health & Welfare

New WSSV, TSV genotypes identified in Saudi Arabia

To determine origins of White Spot Syndrome Virus and Taura Syndrome Virus in Saudi Arabia, authors performed genotyping studies and found a new genotype in each of the isolates collected. 

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Health & Welfare

Tilapia aquaculture in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has a growing aquaculture industry that farms mainly tilapia, but also shrimp, grouper, sea bream, rabbitfish and mullet. Although aquaculture is a major source of supply for fresh fish, it has not grown fast enough to meet the