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

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Health & Welfare

Stress susceptibility of echinoderms under aquaculture conditions

If an animal is stressed, its immune function decreases, and vulnerability to diseases increases. Since there is currently no effective treatment for disease in echinoderms, the authors examined the impacts of handling and salinity fluctuations on the immune functions of 

Health & Welfare

Aquaculture could enhance Mediterranean Sea urchin fishery

Although researchers in several countries are working to enhance sea urchin fisheries or commercial production, the development of a major commercial industry has been restrained by the lack of cost-effective production technology.