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


Innovation & Investment

At GOAL, a peek at potential aquaculture futures

At the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL conference in Guyaquil, Ecuador, unfamiliar topics gave aquaculture industry leaders something to chew on. 


Bacterial amendments in shrimp grow-out ponds

Pond microbial communities are a critical and often overlooked component of aquaculture ecosystems. Bacterial amendments like probiotics provide significant support to shrimp farmers around the world. 

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Can shrimp follow the avocado example?

Producers of high-quality, sustainable shrimp have a great story to tell. They just need to come together and shout it out like avocado producers did. 


GOAL 2018: A call for collaboration

From GOAL 2018: A global effort to share timely and accurate production data is what the aquaculture industry needs to thrive in today’s ever-changing marketplace. 


Treatment of shrimp hatchery effluents

Shrimp hatcheries are highly dependent on continuous availability of clean water and proper treatment of effluents using sedimentation and biofiltration. 

Innovation & Investment

Global Aquaculture Innovation Award finalist: VakSea

An orally administered vaccine product holds great promise for aquaculture, and Maryland-based startup VakSea is on the cusp of providing one. Sensing a major opportunity, the company’s focus has pivoted to shrimp. 

Health & Welfare

The unmet promise of pondside PCR

A new generation of technology, portable PCR, offers potential for affordable, immediate, pondside diagnosis in easy-to-use handheld kits. But will it live up to the hype?