Shrimp Farming Articles

  • The Hidden Cost of Shrimp Fishing

    While the practice of land-based shrimp farming has its own environmental set backs, their collective impact seems to pale in comparison to the catastrophic destruction caused by the most widely used wild shrimp fishing technique – trawling. Often referred to as “bulldozing the sea,” shrimp trawling works by taking a large weight net and dragging it across the sea ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • EMS - How Early Mortality Syndrome Changed Shrimp Farming

    In a world with an ever-increasing population, shrimp farmers across the globe have begun to abandon traditional poly-culture farms and turn towards increasingly technologically advanced monoculture and intensive farms in order to meet the world’s growing food demands. Lucrative, efficient and necessary, these farms are a huge step in optimizing the shrimp industry, where  ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • Review: Economics of Sustainable Shrimp Production

    While the shrimp farming industry has exploded in recent years, farm-level data on the sustainable intensification of shrimp production methods has not. In Economics of Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture: Evidence from Shrimp Farms in Vietnam and Thailand, the authors offer some of the first analysis on ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • Why Shrimp Farming? OsmoBot’s Story

    Our Mission We believe that to save our oceans, we need to allow shrimp farming to outcompete with wild capture in terms of quality, taste, sustainability, and price. Who We Are Zach Stein (CEO) and James Regulinski (CTO) met when they were four years old. They have been best friends ever since. Zach’s path towards building tech ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • Common Fish Diseases and Caused Reasons

    There are literally hundreds of afflictions that can effect the health of farm fish. The most common maladies seen in home aquaculture production are usually either bacterial, parasitic, or viral diseases in origin. Fungal infections are also sometimes seen, and occasionally physical ailments. Common ...


    By Fanway Fish Feed Machinery

  • Shrimp farming: Why prevention is better than medicine

    Disease challenges that have affected a number of key shrimp production regions around the world in recent years have increased the focus on producing healthier and more robust stocks. In addition to establishing very strict sanitary requirements, many shrimp farmers have sought new health-specific diets across the shrimp lifecycle that progress growth and reduce bacterial challenges. Some, ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Plasma cholinesterase activity as a biomarker for quantifying exposure of green sturgeon to carbaryl following applications to control burrowing shrimp in Washington State

    Willapa Bay (Washington State, USA) has been one of the rare intertidal locations where large‐scale pesticide applications occur. Until recently, carbaryl was applied to control burrowing shrimp that decrease commercial oyster productivity. The Bay is critical habitat for green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris), an anadromous species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Predicting the effects of copper on local population decline of two marine organisms, cobia fish and whiteleg shrimp, based on avoidance response

    Fry of the marine fish Rachycentron canadum (cobia) and larvae of the estuarine shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) were exposed to a copper gradient which ranged from 0.20 to 1.80 mg Cu/L for the experiments with cobia and from 0.10 to 1.0 mg Cu/L for the experiments with whiteleg shrimp. The experiments focused on the avoidance response to predict the population decline. Avoidance ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

    The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms. On the day that the Indian Ocean tsunami hit his village a decade ago, fisherman Hajamuddin was at sea. It was ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Investigating the effect of storage temperature and hot–water treatment on the microbial dynamics in edible oyster (Saccostrea cucullata)

    Oysters are an important sea food all over the world apart from shrimp and crabs. They are usually sold as a live product and can be stored for several weeks before consumption. Temperature abuse during oyster post–harvest handling may allow multiplication of natural spoilage microflora as well as pathogens, which is a potential threat to consumers and/or compromising product quality. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon footprint of aquaculture in eastern India

    The present study was conducted to determine the carbon (C) footprint of different aquaculture production systems in India. The total input (kg CE/ha) in different cultures, respectively, was 1,811 to 4,144 for scampi, 4,417 to 5,913 for polyculture, 4,090 to 8,873 for shrimp and 2,417 to 2,786 for carp. Of the total inputs, feed accounts for around 90% of carbon equivalent (CE), in all ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The synergistic role of embeddedness and capabilities in industrial symbiosis: illustration based upon 12 years of experiences in the Rotterdam Harbour and Industry Complex

    Industrial Ecology (IE) is a known concept worldwide; however, its dissemination is not an easy process. Industrial routines are embedded in unsustainable practices that are difficult to change. The complexity and uncertainties of new concepts are often approached with ignorance and misperception. Nevertheless, the integration of economic, environmental and social dimensions in industrial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aquacultural biotechnology in Thailand: the case of the shrimp industry

    For the past decade, Thailand has been the leading exporter of shrimp and shrimp products to the world market and the income generated contributes substantially to the Thai economy. There are more than one million people employed directly or indirectly by the industry. At present, there is forceful competition due to price differences among major shrimp growing countries and due to new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Portugal: P. Japonicus shrimp venture breeds profits

    An experimental venture into the P. Japonicus shrimp business has yielded good profits. The shrimp’s market prices are four times better than for P. vannamei , more common in Portugal. The owner believes water quality management is critical. He uses only AIRE-O2® aeration. He explained, 'This species digs into sand and only comes out at night to feed. At night, we need the best environment in the ...

  • Indonesia: Opportunity for shrimp aquaculture

    Great opportunities exist in shrimp culture in Indonesia due to land availability and ideal climate. Already, this country is one of the largest producers in the world. Many farmers use AIRE-O2® aerators as their 'aerator of choice' because the 'performance is better than the paddlewheel and the AIRE-O2® aerators keep the bottom of the ponds cleaner,' said the manager at this farm. The P. ...

  • Thailand: Successful intensive shrimp farming Thailand

    Historically, Thailand is one of the leading shrimp producing countries in the world. And, growing numbers of Thai farmers depend on AIRE-O2® aeration for water quality management. This major Penaeus monodon farm chose the AIRE-O2® aerators, 'for good oxygen transfer and horizontal flow for better circulation'. The manager reported, 'Daily operation of the farm is smoother due to easy ...

  • Use of Aquaclean in freshwater shrimp production

    The increase in popularity of freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) production has prompted researchers to develop better and more efficient production methods. The current production methods are sufficient to justify the growing of freshwater shrimp, however, to stay competitive long term in the market place, producers will have to increase yields and reduce costs. Current niche markets ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Extraction of astaxanthin esters from shrimp waste by chemical and microbial methods

    Carotenoid pigments are the most important and numerous pigments that are found in nature. These compounds soluble in lipids are the factors that produce yellow-red color in plant and animal products. In this group of pigments astaxanthin has important applications in human and animal food industries specifically neutracutical  pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The Food and Drug ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Presence of persistent organochlorine pesticides in estuaries of the subtropical Mexican Pacific

    A set of 40 samples of sediments and shrimps (Litopenaeus spp.) from two estuaries in the subtropical Mexican Pacific (San Blas, Nayarit) was analysed to determine the levels of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs). These pesticides have been widely used and dispersed in the study area, either for agriculture crops or control of malaria. For sediments of both estuaries (Pozo-Rey and San Cristobal), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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