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

shrimp diseases

Health & Welfare

Selection for disease resistance in Indian white shrimp

A new breeding program for genetic improvement of Indian white shrimp (Fenneropenaeus indicus) in Egypt was established at a private shrimp farm at AL Dibah Triangle Zone (DTZ) to develop disease-resistant shrimp for the country’s aquaculture industry. 

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Health & Welfare

Biofloc technology: Possible prevention for shrimp diseases

Facing emerging viral problems and rising energy costs, the use of biofloc technology in biosecure systems offers an answer for sustainable shrimp aquaculture. The main attributes of biofloc systems in reducing disease risk include the fact that low water exchange 

Health & Welfare

Postlarvae evaluation key to controlling shrimp diseases

Establishing postlarvae quality has become one of the most important aspects in controlling diseases in farmed shrimp. Initial microbial testing can ensure viruses and other pathogens are absent from the animals.