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

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Health & Welfare

Experiences in shrimp genetic improvement in seven countries

In eight genetic improvement programs in seven different countries, growth improvements have been constant in all programs, with annual improvement rates between 5 and 12 percent. Improvements in survival rates are less predictable and less consistent. 

Health & Welfare

Biosecurity practices on fish farms need beefing up

Biosecurity measures and preventive strategies are essential in any biological production chain. Properly planned and implemented biosecurity programs will enhance animal health, production and economics. 

Health & Welfare

Born in Hawaii, SPF broodstock shrimp industry faces globalization

The next step for shrimp breeding will be developing animals that aren’t just disease-free, but increasingly resistant to multiple pathogens. The industry is globalizing, with suppliers setting up shop overseas. But its birthplace will always be Hawaii. 

Health & Welfare

Training and harmonization of PCR diagnosis of WSSV in India

Accurate PCR testing of shrimp seedstock assures shrimp farmers that their seedstock is clean of major diseases. Ring tests verify that labs conducting PCR testing are obtaining correct, reliable and reproducible results when testing for specific shrimp diseases. 

Health & Welfare

Hawaiian company breeds SPF black tiger shrimp for improved growth

Since 2001, Moana Technologies has worked toward providing domesticated, genetically improved and specific pathogen-free (SPF) black tiger shrimp to farmers in Asia. Based in Hawaii, USA, Moana built a breeding base on wild-caught broodstock from seven locations in Asia.