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Whirling disease discovered in New Mexico hatchery

An outbreak of whirling disease was discovered among the fish stock during an annual fish health testing at Rock Lake State Fish Hatchery in Santa Rosa, N. Mex., USA. About 70,000 fish are being euthanized.

Use of commercial probiotics pays off in Bangladesh cultured giant freshwater prawn

Not only does the application of commercial probiotics in Macrobrachium rosenbergii (giant freshwater prawn) farming produce best performance indicators, it also delivers the best financial returns. 

Alternative suppliers save the day for Russian salmon industry

Several key broodstock and aquafeed suppliers curtailed trade with Russia last year, but salmon (Salmo salar) farmers managed to source inputs in other countries, the Russian Union of fish companies, Rosrybhoz, said.  Russian aquafeed import was in turmoil last year after supplies from Denmark and Finland came to a halt.

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The world's first octopus farm

After decades of research conducted in many locations around the world to crack the mystery of octopus reproduction in captivity, recent breakthroughs in Spain have allowed a company there to open the world’s first commercial octopus farm this year. » Read More...

Brood program basics

Brood is an entire field unto itself, complicated and with high stakes. There are many intricacies to a brood program and many worthy books and papers on the subject. When looking at brood it can be difficult for the farmer to decide where to get started. » Read More...

Problems with old plumbing

Behind every tank, every filter, and other water systems in a hatchery is the plumbing. Plumbing is so fundamental to aquaculture that it is rarely thought about in its own right. Aging plumbing presents new problems for technicians in a number of ways. » Read More...



World Aquaculture 2023

May 29-June 1, 2023
Darwin, Australia
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Shrimp Summit 2023

July 24-26, 2023
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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