Smart Glasses and Computer Vision for understanding shrimp distribution and growth

The aquaculture industry constantly grapples with the challenge of optimizing feeding and harvesting strategies to ensure healthy growth and maximize financial gains. However, understanding the growth and distribution of shrimp is essential for making informed decisions. Insufficient understanding of shrimp growth can lead to financial losses, such as premature crop harvesting. Researchers at CSIRO have … Read more

Brown Algae: Unlocking the fountain of youth

Across the globe, the cultivation of algae is rapidly expanding for the commercial production of food, pharmaceuticals, materials, agricultural supplements, and ecosystem restoration. Scientists from Flinders University, Kasetsart University, and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) have discovered that brown algae from Southern Australia possess anti-aging properties, significantly boosting collagen levels in the … Read more

Assessing the welfare of tilapia throughout the cultivation cycle

There is a consensus in the international scientific community regarding the recognition of fish as sentient beings. This has prompted several countries to implement norms and regulations to protect fish when they are commercially raised. Among the numerous species cultivated in aquaculture, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) stands out as one of the most popular due … Read more

MortCam: a tool for fish mortality monitoring in RAS

One of the most crucial indicators in the aquaculture industry is fish mortality. Unusual mortality patterns can be associated with abiotic or biotic factors in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). In RAS, monitoring tank drains is critical to maintaining system operations. The accumulation of dead fish at the tank bottom can lead to drain clogging and … Read more

Download the Manual for the Identification of Larval Stages of Pacific White Shrimp

Aquaculture, both worldwide and in Mexico in particular, has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, significantly contributing to the supply of aquatic food. However, as in any value chain, behind this success lies a crucial factor that often goes unnoticed: the larval stages of shrimp. To ensure a consistent supply of high-quality shrimp larvae, it … Read more

ficoEst: A Tool for Estimating the Body Composition of Farmed Fish

Determining the proximate body composition of fish is an essential aspect commonly recorded in fish nutrition studies and commercial aquaculture activities. Fish nutrition research often relies on body composition records as a way to estimate nutrient retention, primarily as nutrient requirements, evaluate the nutritional value of ingredients and aquaculture feeds, and quantify wasted nutrients. Understanding … Read more

Positive Synergies Between Oyster Reef Restoration and the Aquaculture Industry

Oyster reefs are crucial habitats that support diverse and abundant communities of invertebrates and fish. However, overexploitation has led to an 85% reduction in oyster reefs worldwide. In recent decades, efforts to restore oyster reefs have emerged, aiming to recover the ecosystem services they provide. Oyster reef restoration is on the rise globally, a phenomenon … Read more

Circularity Principles to Transform Sustainable Aquaculture

The circular economy is considered a path to reduce the environmental impacts of human activities by promoting more efficient resource use and material recovery, resulting in reduced waste and emissions compared to linear systems. Through more efficient resource utilization and material recovery, this philosophy aims to minimize waste and emissions, in contrast to linear systems … Read more

Capsaicin: A Natural Antifouling Agent for Mariculture

In the quest for less toxic antifouling coatings for marine structures, natural antifoulants have emerged as promising alternatives. Among them, capsaicin, a compound found in chili peppers, has garnered significant attention due to its remarkable environmentally friendly properties and low impact on the ecosystem. While the efficacy of capsaicin as an antifouling agent is well-established, … Read more

Benefits of Vitamin C-Loaded Chitosan Nanoparticles in Shrimp Health

Whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) are essential for the aquaculture industry and the global economy. However, their health and disease resistance can be challenged by various factors, including bacterial infections such as those caused by Vibrio harveyi. In this context, science is constantly advancing in search of effective solutions to improve the health and resilience of … Read more