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5 Best Practices for Shrimp Farming

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Americans eat millions of pounds of shrimp every year, but not many know what goes into farming the tasty crustaceans. A lot goes into the proper farming of shrimp, and expert farmers and engineers have improved the sustainability of shrimp farming over the past 40+ years. These improvements in aquaculture are known as best practices. Countries like Thailand in particular have led the shrimp aquaculture sustainability movement. A majority of shrimp farms in Thailand are small-to-medium sized, and are [...]

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A progressive approach to shrimp health management

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How water quality management, low stocking densities and the use of specialised feeds can consign the use of antibiotics in shrimp farming to history. The 400-hectare Sanolmedo shrimp farm in Ecuador ha been antibiotic-free since its inception over a year ago. The farm, located at the end of a long jungle road in Taura, is Corporación Lanec’s newest and most ambitious project to date and a select group of delegates from the nearby GOAL conference were able to visit this week to find out [...]

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The unusual large harvest in March/April caused an oversupply in Asia, when shrimp demand tends to be generally low in international trade

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Export prices crashed in April and ex-farm prices fell to cost level in India and other producing countries in Southeast Asia. In international trading, new negotiations between buyers and sellers ceased for almost two months, but the market started to move slowly in July. Supply The shrimp farming season in 2018 had a positive start in most producing countries in Asia. Unlike previous years, production volume for the first harvest of the season in April was high in India, Indonesia and [...]

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Probiotics in Shrimp Aquaculture

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Shrimp ranks as the most favorite seafood among US consumers, and more than half of the shrimp in the market are coming from aquaculture. After decades of impressive growth, global shrimp aquaculture production in 2012 reached 3.78 million tons. However, catastrophic disease outbreaks have hindered the growing pace of the shrimp industry from time to time and caused tremendous economic loss, in billions of USD$ collectively. The most recent disease problem was the outbreak of the Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) [...]

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Applications of Microalgal Biotechnology for Disease Control in Aquaculture

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Abstract: Aquaculture industries, and in particular the farming of fish and crustaceans, are major contributors to the economy of many countries and an increasingly important component in global food supply. However, the severe impact of aquatic microbial diseases on production performance remains a challenge to these industries. This article considers the potential applications of microalgal technology in the control of such diseases. At the simplest level, microalgae offer health-promoting benefits as a nutritional supplement in feed meal because of their [...]

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Indian seafood revenue may soften in FY19

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KOCHI: After two years of robust growth, India’s seafood exports may ease in 2018-19 due to an increase in supply of shrimps, sluggish purchases by the US and the impact of higher anti-dumping duty, according to Crisil Research. Growth in India’s seafood export revenue may drop to 17% to 18% in 2018-19, the research house said in its latest report. That compares with growth of 21% and 31% in the previous two financial years, which was triggered by a crunch [...]

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Dietary organic acids for farmed shrimp and fish

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Organic acids supplement in diets have recently been applied very common in aquaculture, because their benefits on the growth performance, nutrient utilization, immune response and disease resistance of farmed aquatic animals. Organic acids have a specific antimicrobial activity, which is pH dependent. Organic acids improve protein and energy digestibilities by their impact on the gastrointestinal microflora and reducing microbial competition, thus farmed shrimp/fish fed organic acid diet has significantly higher survival and growth. Furthermore, the use of formic acid is highly [...]

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Potential applications of bacteriophages for AHPND control

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Isolated phages evaluated effective in controlling major farmed shrimp disease, inhibiting bacterial growth Isolated phages tested are effective in controlling AHPND infection in farmed penaeid shrimp and inhibit bacterial growth. and inhibit bacterial growth. Photo by Darryl Jory. Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) is caused by a Vibrio bacterium (V. parahaemolyticus) that has caused substantial mortalities –… Potential applications of bacteriophages for AHPND control

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Low farmed shrimp output for 2017

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The report analyses the market situation until June 2017 Farmed shrimp supplies were low during the first half of 2017, which was in balance with low to moderate demand in the traditional and emerging markets. The main harvesting season in Asia ended in October. Prices were up due to steady imports from the United States of America and China. Further price increases will depend on the demand pattern in the major markets, while the supply will be seasonally low in [...]

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Brackish potential for a shrimp farming surge in India

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3D mapping of brackish-water aquaculture resources is to be undertaken in India, backed by satellite images and extensive ground surveys, in a move that could boost the country’s shrimp production. Early in the morning, Kunjumon and his team of five are busy getting their fishing nets and other paraphernalia ready. One team member is nervous, pointing out that he has not seen the ubiquitous sea birds that frequent the zone – expressing a belief that if the birds were around, [...]

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