May/June 2014

  • Amidst EMS, success against all odds
  • Shrimp entrepreneurship in India
  • Bacterial chatter - Quorum sensing
  • Polychaetes: evolution or revolution
  • Exporting live marine fish in Asia

Volume 10, Number 3 May/June 2014 MICA (P) 008/10/2013 ISBN 1793 -0561

From the editor

  • A sense of urgency
  • More tilapia from China in 2014
    More production due to better prices and increasing demand

Shrimp Culture

  • Smallholder vannamei shrimp farming in raceway ponds
    Poh Yong Thong describes local creativity to farm shrimp in non-arable coastal land
  • Driven by market demand
    How entrepreneurs in India are taking the opportunity to increase volumes. By Zuridah Merican
  • Amidst EMS, success against all odds
    For some Thai shrimp farmers, success is through innovating and changing culture practices, says Soraphat Panakorn

Fish Culture

  • The snakehead fish: a success in Myanmar
    Bai Haiwen, Huang Shaoyu, U Than Lwin, U Tint Swe, Dong Qiufen, Zhang Song and Yang Yong describe their work on fry breeding, commercial farming and extruded feed development for snakehead fish


  • Polychaetes: evolution or revolution?
    Now a feed alternative but with time, can it be a sustainable feed for fish and shrimp? asks OddGeir Oddsen

Feed Technology

  • A valued partner for growth
    The TRF feed mill gains market share with strong teamwork and trust of customers. By Zuridah Merican
  • Salmon boosts shrimp feed attractiveness
    Cost effective hydrolysate from Scottish salmon. By Ian Wright
  • Bacterial chatter - Quorum sensing
    Barbara Weber says that many bacterial species coordinate their behaviour at a multicellular level and not as single cells.
  • The fundamental role of peptides in fish and shrimp nutrition
    Sharing the latest performance information in various aquaculture species.
  • 2014 Global feed survey
    Highlights show a small increase to 963 million tonnes in 2013

Industry Review - Marine Fish

  • Philippines target grouper farming for live fish exports
    The advantage is the short transit to China and Hong Kong. By Rafael D. Guerrero III
  • Live fish trade in Asia in 2013
    Price fluctuations seen with the demand and supply of mainly hybrid groupers. By Fatimah Ferdouse


  • The market for European bass and bream
    The 'Greek sea bream crisis' occurred when supply grew in an uncontrolled and unplanned way. By Jose Fernandez Polanco

Company News

  • Support to help China's aquaculture challenges
  • Expansion of the aqua R&D centre
  • Agreement on vaccines development in Vietnam/Appointments
  • Sustainability first before competition

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  • Malaysia International Seafood Exposition
  • World Aquaculture 2014, Adelaide, Australia
  • TARS2014: Shrimp Aquaculture, Phuket, Thailand


  • Indonesian Aquaculture 2014