Optimal timing for tilapia vaccination

Vaccination is a crucial strategy for protecting tilapia from streptococcosis. There are currently various commercial vaccines available for tilapia. However, there are limitations in the use of vaccines, especially concerning the vaccination method and the timing of vaccine administration to fish. While injection is the most effective method, it can be challenging to apply. Therefore, … Read more

Manganese nanoparticles for stress management in pangasius fish

Pollution driven by ammonia and arsenic, along with the impacts of climate change, have become critical factors disrupting aquaculture systems. These issues not only threaten aquatic ecosystems but also have far-reaching consequences for human health. In response to these challenges, researchers from the ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management conducted an innovative experiment to investigate … Read more

To feed or not to feed Atlantic salmon raised in RAS during depuration?

Depuration is a process conducted before harvest to eliminate the ‘muddy’ taste from salmon and other fish raised in recirculation systems. However, this procedure results in weight loss for the salmon. Although depuration has been proven effective, various scientific studies have reported that purged salmon lose weight during fasting, subsequently reducing the income for fish … Read more

How to choose the best locations for Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)?

Due to environmental concerns associated with aquaculture activities, Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) is considered one of the primary alternatives to reduce negative environmental impacts. A research project funded by the European Union has been analyzing the feasibility of introducing a more sustainable and potentially more profitable aquaculture method, using three complementary species. IMTA aims to … Read more

How Industry 4.0 technology is shaping the future of aquaculture

The aquaculture industry, responsible for a substantial portion of our global food production, has long grappled with the challenge of maintaining high-quality food production in an environmentally responsible manner. Technological limitations in commercial tools, coupled with the absence of integrated systems and sensors to monitor environmental variables and physiological characteristics of animals, have posed significant … Read more

Fermented soybean meal: A path to improved shrimp aquaculture

In the pursuit of more sustainable and efficient shrimp aquaculture, an innovative study has shed light on the remarkable potential of Fermented Soybean Meal (FSBM). Research conducted by scientists from the Agriculture Research Centre, Suez Canal University, National Research Centre, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, and Benha University determined the effect of replacing fish … Read more

Tributyrin enhances the immune and antioxidant response of rainbow trout

As aquafeeds increasingly incorporate plant-based ingredients, the need for dietary solutions to optimize fish welfare becomes more apparent. Supplementing the diets of aquatic species with tributyrin has shown to improve growth performance and health status when high levels of plant ingredients are included in aquafeeds. A recent scientific study, led by The New Zealand Institute … Read more

Formation of the Global Alliance for Innovation in Aquaculture

Puerto Varas, Chile – Today a historic step has been taken towards the future of global aquaculture. In a momentous meeting held with representatives of various institutions from America, Europe and Oceania, an agreement has been signed for the creation of the Global Alliance for Innovation in Aquaculture (IAIA). This agreement represents an unprecedented commitment … Read more

EAS Honours László Varadi for his lifelong commitment to pond farming in central and eastern Europe

At the opening ceremony of the Aquaculture Europe 2023 event in Vienna, Austria, the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) gave its highest award – Honorary Life Membership – to László Varadi, who has dedicated his life and professional career to the recognition and development of pond aquaculture in central and eastern Europe – and well beyond. … Read more

FAO releases “White Paper” for aquaculture development in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region, often referred to as the “Blue Continent” of the world, leads in aquaculture production, contributing a staggering 92 percent to the global supply of cultivated fish, crustaceans, mollusks, seaweed, and other aquatic delights. This region plays a vital role in addressing various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including ending hunger, improving health and … Read more