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

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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. 

Responsibility

Aquaculture Exchange: Corey Peet

Shrimp farming expert Corey Peet discusses the work of convening multiple stakeholders in Southeast Asia, the role of certification and the dynamics of sustainability challenges confronting marketplace demands. 

Innovation & Investment

Artemia, el ‘polvo mágico’ que alimenta una industria multimillonaria

Artemia, el camarón microscópico de salmuera utilizado como alimento en los criaderos, son los héroes no reconocidos de la acuacultura. Los expertos dicen que la Artemia sigue inspirando la innovación más de 50 años después de su comercialización inicial. Estas 

Innovation & Investment

Artemia, the ‘magic powder’ fueling a multi-billion-dollar industry

Artemia, microscopic brine shrimp used as feed in hatcheries, are the unsung heroes of aquaculture. Experts say artemia is still inspiring innovation more than 50 years after initial commercialization. These creatures are much more than Sea-Monkeys. 

Health & Welfare

对虾肠胞虫病 (EHP) 的新管理方法

本文介绍了新兴对虾微孢子虫病(EHP)的组织学特征,使用了对患病对虾肝胰腺组织,排泄物,养殖水缸中水样和一些卤虫生物量的PCR化验分析的方法来检测到EHP的存在。(Editor's note: This article was originally published on the Advocate in English on April 15, 2016.) 

Health & Welfare

New management tools for EHP in penaeid shrimp

Authors examined the histological features from shrimp infected with the emerging microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP). A PCR assay method was used to detected in hepatopancreatic tissue, feces and water sampled from infected shrimp tanks, and in some samples of 

Health & Welfare

PCR methods characterize AHPND V.p isolates

In analyzing the plasmid sequence from the whole genome sequences of AHPND V. parahaemolyticus (V.p) isolates, researchers identified a clear geographical variation within the plasmid, and developed PCR methods to characterize AHPND V.p isolates as either Mexico-type or Southeast Asia-type.