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

Toxins

Health & Welfare

What to do about EMS/AHPN?

Ideally, farmers need to create conditions that make it harder for the pathogenic Vibrio that causes AHPN to colonize animals’ stomachs and for the toxin to produce its pathology. Exclusion where possible and appropriate management of ecosystems offer hope in 

Health & Welfare

Blue-green algae pose toxic risks in shrimp, fish culture

The toxins from blue-green algae pose a threat to animal health and potentially to consumers if they are present in farmed product. Culture animals that ingest these toxins may not die, but can be weakened, increasing their susceptibility to pathogens.