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

Vietnam

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Flavio Corsin, IDH

IDH Vietnam Manager Flavio Corsin speaks passionately about the importance of controlling disease and getting all stakeholders to put competition aside and pull on the same end of the rope. Improvement initiatives for pangasius, shrimp and tilapia are among the 

Intelligence

From forest to plate, a shrimp redefining ‘farmed’

The explosive growth of shrimp farming has long been associated with mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia. A silvofishery method of producing the popular seafood is protecting the fragile ecosystems in Vietnam. A hungry marketplace is reaping the rewards. 

Aquafeeds

Pangasius diet trials show promise of DDGS

A feeding trial incorporated corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as an energy and protein source in starter and grower diets for pangasius. Results showed excellent fish growth performance, and no negative effects on mortality, fillet yield or fillet 

Responsibility

Marine fish farming in Vietnam

While most marine aquaculture in Vietnam has been based on traditional small-scale cage operations in protected locations, the development of larger offshore cage systems could lead to industry expansion. 

Health & Welfare

Sensory analysis evaluates pangasius fillet quality

Authors developed a lexicon of sensory properties for pangasius fillets and examined the sensory characteristics of raw fresh and frozen catfish fillets as predictors of the sensory qualities of cooked catfish. 

Health & Welfare

Spiny lobster aquaculture

Spiny lobsters have a long, complex life cycle. Growing them through larval stages is a particular challenge. Spiny lobster culture is currently centered in Vietnam, where the industry depends on wild-caught animals for stocking and trash fish for feeding. 

Health & Welfare

Industry expansion continues for pangasius

With a range of positive attributes, pangasius has become one of the largest aquaculture commodity products in the world. The fast-growing fish resist low dissolved oxygen at high stocking densities and require little fishmeal in diets.