Recent genetic advances are being heralded as possible game-changers for the tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) farming sector, potentially bringing a welcome renaissance to a sector that has fallen far behind vannamei shrimp in the past decades.
Dipika Roy Prapti, a postgraduate researcher at Universiti Putra Malaysia, is developing technology to elevate the prospects of farmers – and females – in the aquaculture sector, in Bangladesh and beyond.
A recent feed trial has found that supplementing Nile tilapia diets with bakers’ yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) can change the fishes’ intestinal morphology, leading to improved nutrient uptake, immune responses and growth performance.
Effluent from shrimp ponds can have a significant impact on the natural environment and on neighbouring shrimp farms, but there are a number of ways to reduce this impact, for the good of both the farmers and their surrounding areas.
The increasingly sophisticated administration of probiotics is having a major impact on the sustainability of shrimp aquaculture, and there are further advances expected, through the use of synbiotics, biofloc and semi-floc systems.
As part of the on-going series on The Fish Site, the shrimp farming experts at Alune outline the current techniques for measuring shrimp biomass and explain how emerging technologies can give producers accurate estimates without compromising shrimp we…