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

Victoria Alday-Sanz

Health & Welfare

Why shrimp cannot be vaccinated

The principle of vaccination is based on two key elements of immunity: specificity and memory. Shrimp lack the appropriate cells and pathways to respond to specific pathogens and the long-term “memory” to deal with recurring infections. 

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Health & Welfare

Field diagnostic kits for aquaculture

New antibody-based diagnostic kits for aquaculture disease diagnosis are simple and fast, and high-sensitivity PCR testing is coming to the field, as well.