Nov/Dec 2009

  • Shrimp Hatchery
  • Feed Technology
  • Health Management
  • Culture Technology
  • Marketing

Volume 5, Number 6 November/December 2009 MICA (P) 028/10/2009 ISBN 1793-0561

From the editor

  • Review 2009 - Were we relatively unscathed?


  • A successful Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • News in brief

Shrimp Hatchery

  • Creating value for vannamei shrimp in Asia
    The selective breeding program of Global Gen in Lombok integrates genetics with environment. By Zuridah Merican

Feed Technology

  • Optimizing the application of a novel feed additive in Pangasius catfish farming
    Alexander van Halteren, Vo van Phong, Nguyen Van Lam, Huyen Dieu Nguyen and Peter Coutteau show how a digestibility enhancing additive in the feed improves utilisation and fillet yield.
  • Breakthrough in extruded shrimp feeds
    The production of smaller diameter feeds with heavier densities at higher capacities.
  • Marine fish aquaculture in Southeast Asia
    The role of ASA-IM in South East Asia is not only through aqua feed but also by improving conditions of culture by Lukas Manomaitis

Health Management

  • Streptococcal diseases in farmed tilapia
    The dominant pathogen of tilapia has two distinct Biotypes and vaccination trials indicate that immunity is Biotype-specific. By Brian Sheehan, Lauke Labrie, Yeng-Sheng Lee, Wee Keng Lim, Felicia Wong, Jasmine Chan, Cedric Komar, Neil Wendover and Luc Grisez
  • Diseases in catfish farming in India
    The culture of sutchi catfish is plagued by severe disease problems and raises the question of food safety and sustainability. By A.K.Singh, K Phani Prakash and W.S.Lakra

Culture Technology

  • Nitrifiers and denitrifiers - Myths and Facts
    Recent research also shows that a newly discovered group of single-celled microorganisms that are not bacteria are important nitrifiers. By David J.W. Moriarty


  • Consumer behaviour in purchasing Pangasius catfish in Spain
    José Ferní¡ndez Polanco, Ladislao Luna and José Luis Ferní¡ndez show that Spanish consumers do not have a good knowledge of the product and its origin.
  • Barramundi in Vietnam
    LiG Products, Vietnam started with the development of the Asian sea bass brood stock and hatchery production and began exporting fish to the US by 2007.


  • Fish supply in the Arab States
    The first of a two part series on the development of fisheries and aquaculture in the Arab World. By Izzat H. Feidi

Company/Products News

  • Cargill/ Skretting/Addcon
  • Dream team in Malaysia
  • The Inve Group is set for growth in China and expands R & D
  • At WA 2009, Veracruz, Mexico/Ocialis

Forthcoming Events

  • In 2010, Australasian Aquaculture, Aquaculture Europe, Victam Asia and Aquafeed Horizons
  • Listing of events in 2010