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

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Health & Welfare

The myth of the static microbiome

In these early stages of understanding how microbiome changes impact animal health, use caution in interpreting lab results and how they may apply to the real world. 

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Energy efficiency in pumping systems on aquaculture farms

An increase in diesel price and a drop in international market prices are forcing Ecuador’s shrimp farming sector to search for sustainable strategies to reduce production costs and help achieve maximum operational efficiency.  


Shrimp farming industry in Ecuador, part 2

In this second of two parts, the author describes a public-private competitive improvement plan and how technology and new tools improved shrimp production in Ecuador. 


Shrimp farming industry in Ecuador, part 1

The history of shrimp farming in Ecuador, including technical development, genetic improvement, mangrove reforestation and sanitary barrier implementation. 

Innovation & Investment

iQShrimp: Cloud-based, predictive software for shrimp farmers

Cargill’s iQShrimp is a novel, cloud-based, digital platform that can capture and record relevant data from shrimp ponds through various automated systems to help shrimp farmers manage risk and make better management decisions. 


Estimating global shrimp pond area

This article by Dr. Claude Boyd reports on global estimates for shrimp pond area in several countries. Because land use is an important indicator of the environment impact of an activity, better data on the shrimp pond area and the 

Innovation & Investment

Brazilian shrimp farmers eye new horizons

After concentrating mainly on the domestic market, the Brazilian Shrimp Farmers Association says producers are returning to international trade and competition, seeking intensified production and expansion.