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.
The ambitions, and profits, of Indian aquaculture operators are constantly undermined by poor access to reasonable loans. However, the adoption of new technologies can help to de-risk investments in the sector by mainstream lenders.
During an era when more and more freshwater bodies are being affected by saltwater intrusion, should aquaculture operators consider diversifying into species that have a greater tolerance for saline conditions?
Singapore-based entrepreneur John Diener is committed to developing a series of urban aquaculture facilities that are able to produce shrimp, whitefish and seaweeds in high tech five-story farming systems.