Commercial experience and research have demonstrated that phosphates can enhance sensory quality and increase consumer appeal for shrimp. Through over 10 years of research with shrimp from around the world, the Aquatic Food Products Lab at the University of Florida
In most decapod crustaceans the physiological processes of metamorphosis, molting and reproduction are inextricably linked and controlled by hormones.
Partial harvesting is sometimes an important alternative that can be used to “thin” the biomass or supply small quantities of shrimp to local markets.
OceanBoy Farms in Southern Central Florida has been a leader in establishing commercial protocols for inland, low-salinity shrimp farms.
Aquafeed study showed that an experimental diet with low levels of vegetable replacements for marine ingredients still produced acceptable results.
Most potential sites for future shrimp farming are located on the western coast of Madagascar, on large, flat, and relatively bare salt marshes called “tannes.”
Genetic improvement will play a key role in the further development of the ongoing domestication of shrimp, important for the industry's long-term acceptance.
Progressive hatchery operators recognize the benefits of adding benthic pennate diatoms of the genera Amphora and Navicula to their larviculture tanks.
Tilapia-shrimp polyculture may provide an opportunity to re-establish a profitable and more sustainable aquaculture system at these dormant facilities.