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


Health & Welfare

Phosphates and shrimp

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 

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Shrimp farming in Madagascar

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.” 

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Shrimp genetic improvement in Mexico

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. 

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Improved shrimp larviculture using diatoms

Progressive hatchery operators recognize the benefits of adding benthic pennate diatoms of the genera Amphora and Navicula to their larviculture tanks. 


Polyculture of tilapia and penaeid shrimp

Tilapia-shrimp polyculture may provide an opportunity to re-establish a profitable and more sustainable aquaculture system at these dormant facilities. 

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WSSV scare in Australia

Australia’s prawn industry has encountered its first scare over white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) following positive test results in the northern territories.