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

Shrimp breeding

Health & Welfare

Non-SPF shrimp breeding in Ecuador

This article reports on a breeding program focused only on the improvement of growth rates at associate farms in Ecuador. By applying a localized breeding strategy, the program has yielded an average 7.8 percent annual phenotypic gain for commercial growth 

Health & Welfare

SPF shrimp breeding in Brazil

Through a genetic selection program started in 2006, significant advances have been achieved in the development of a specific pathogen-free L. vannamei line in Brazil. 

Health & Welfare

Shrimp breeding in Australia

Experiences with newly domesticated shrimp species in Australia underscore the importance of understanding the species' biological requirements.