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

shrimp culture


Appraising pond liners for shrimp culture

The use of plastic-lined ponds by shrimp farmers can significantly improve production efficiency, support more production cycles per year, and higher mechanical aeration rates and stocking densities. The capital cost of lining ponds can be very significant, so a thorough 

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Periphyton domestication offers feed in shrimp culture

Fixed microbial communities grown as periphyton on immersed substrates present advantages in terms of pond productivity and carbon and nutrient absorption from water. Periphyton can reduce feed inputs as well as increase growth and survival rates in shrimp.