Mar/April 2013

  • Self Regulation against EMS in Thailand
  • Shrimp in Semi-Biofloc in Indonesia
  • Repositioning Tilapia in Asia
  • Herbal Remedies for Fish Health
  • Extrusion of Freshwater Feeds

Volume 9, Number 2 March/April 2013 MICA (P) 008/10/2012 ISBN 1793 -0561

From the editor

  • EMS-growing pains in shrimp farming


  • Self-regulation against EMS
    Thai shrimp industry come together in Suratthani

Shrimp Culture

  • Successful production in semibiofloc in Indonesia
    The Aquaculture Experience Farm's hybrid system gave an average output of 20 tonnes/ha. By Agus Saiful Huda, Junaedi Ispinanto,Fauzan Bahri and Olivier Decamp.
  • Out of season shrimp
    Perspectives on vannamei shrimp farming in North Vietnam. By Zuridah Merican

Fish Culture

  • An effective nutritional way to reduce skin parasites in amberjack and yellowtail
    Serge Corneillie, Kei Nakayama and Midori Funaki show the effects of a feed additive.

Feed Technology

  • Extrusion of fresh water fish feeds
    Joe Kearns shows that this starts with species specific formulations and ends with dryers for precise final product specifications.
  • Formula optimisation
    Formulation software with a new tool optimises new ingredients and additives. By Bruno Duranthon and Stephane Ralite
  • 2013 Global Feed Survey
    Survey says that Asian production grew by 13% within a year

Industry Review

  • Tilapia in Asia: more production in 2012
    Product repositioning is required as it morphs from a food crop for the masses to that tailored for retail markets.
  • Tilapia in North Vietnam
    In the Red River Delta of North Vietnam, the main farming system is polyculture with carps.
  • Marketing the 'Taiwan tilapia'
    Peter Chiang describes the image building and branding for a fish treasured by industry.

Health Management

  • Herbal therapy in fish farming
    A long road but will lead to safer products and more sustainable aquaculture
  • Therapeutic alternatives in aquaculture: Phytotherapy, ethnobotany and fish pathology
    Valorisation herbal therapy in fish health management in Indonesia by Domenico Caruso, Angela Maria Lusiastuti, Taukhid, Lili Sholisha, Jacques Slembrouck and Marc Legendre
  • The Nemo Project: four years on
    Investigating the capabilities of beta-1,3/1,6-glucan and its application in aquaculture.
  • Korean aquaculture
    Four decades of expansion, intensification and diversification, by Jeong-Yeol Lee developments.


  • Better market access for Bangladesh shrimp
    A workshop on EU and US standards for aquatic products.
  • Rebuilding the industry in Indonesia
    Iwan Sutanto on market challenges and increasing domestic consumption

Company News

  • Purified enzyme against fumonisins & Book review
  • Vision for Thai marine aquaculture
  • Taiwan/India technology transfer & building an aqua health leader
  • JV in shrimp farming in Thailand & Brazil as next seafood powerhouse


  • Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2013,Vietnam
  • 4th Aquatech Aquaculture, Philippines