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.
While Canada-based Dr Thierry Chopin might widely be credited with coining the phrase integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) it is the Chinese who have been at the forefront of developing – and adopting – practical forms of polyculture.
Heidi Kuehnle, founder and CEO of Kuehnle AgroSystems, has developed an innovative, patented means for producing natural astaxanthin – one of the key ingredients in feeds for species including Atlantic salmon and vannamei shrimp.
The shrimp sector is set to benefit from the inclusion of insect-based ingredients in its feed, according to Maye Walraven, head of business development at InnovaFeed, who will shortly be taking part in a webinar on improving the sustainability of the sector. …
After less than five years in the shrimp farming business, Naeem Banglawala of MVJ Group has overcome disease outbreaks and equipment failures and can now produce two crops every year – without a loss.
Following a year of decidedly mixed fortunes for shrimp markets and shrimp farmers, Gorjan Nikolik, senior seafood analyst at Rabobank, shares his thoughts on what the rest of 2021 might have in store.
A recent study has described Indian aquaculture practises as unhygienic and unhealthy. But farmers claim that the report is biased and risks causing economic damage to an industry that is trying to recover after the pandemic-induced lockdown.
The detection of an unidentified pathogen in my own farm caused me to consult some of the world’s preeminent experts on early mortality syndrome (EMS) about a possible solution and taught me another vital lesson in biosecurity.