Sept/Oct 2006

  • Industry Review
  • Organic Aquaculture
  • Conference reports
  • Disease updates
  • Shrimp Health Management

Volume 2, Number 5 September/October 2006 MICA (P) 094/10/2005

Industry Review

  • The current status of giant freshwater prawn production in India
    S.Chandrasekar, Julius Edward and Victor Suresh discuss the constraints limiting the development of scampi.

Organic Aquaculture

  • Organic Aquafeeds: Functional nutrition through an organic protein source
    Daniel F Fegan explains the challenges to developing feeds for organic aquaculture.

Conference reports

  • Lessons for a technically efficient and sustainable industry
    At CAA2, the industry looked at the growth in marine fish farming, accelerated in the last few years.

Disease updates

  • Disease prevention and health management at CAA2
    A summary of research on diseases affecting the grouper, snapper, pompano, yellow croaker and cobia in China and Southeast Asia.
  • Developing vaccines against WSSV
    Can there be a possibility on vaccination against WSSV with recent trials? By Rajeev Kumar Jha, Zi Rong Xu, Maddur Lingappa Umashankara

Shrimp Health Management

  • Shrimp Health Management Workshop 2006
    The science and interactions between the shrimp and the pond ecosystem, critical for proper shrimp health management is explained.
  • Q&A on shrimp physiology and pond environment
    Dan Fegan answers questions from participants

Shrimp Culture

  • An artisanal point of view
    In Bali, Wira Chayadi Wangsa has achieved consistently high yields of the white shrimp Penaeus vannamei in the last four years. By Iffa Suraiya.
  • Using science to drive black tiger shrimp culture
    This two-part article on how a team in the Philippines develops the right protocols to restore operations and achieve consistent harvests of black tiger shrimp Part 1: A description of rehabilitation works and planning operations by Zuridah Merican

Feed Technology

  • The ASA Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop
    Aquafeed technologists look at fish meal replacements to feed probiotics
  • Fish Meal: some issues and solutions for feed companies in Asia
  • Soy based feeds for the freshwaterand marine fish
    Current progress with soy based feeds in China by Michael Cremer

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  • China�s growing seafood market
    The demand for seafood is fuelled by the fast growing Chinese middle class and with increasing disposable incomes. By Peter Redmayne


  • ASEAN Shrimp Alliance
    The aim is to have common standards for shrimp exports from ASEAN countries and tackle problems of trade barriers.
  • Joint venture in aquafeed business in India
    A JV for Gold Coin Group and Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL) to consolidate their aqua feed businesses in India
  • Malaysia opens up more land
    This is part of the plan to increase shrimp production to 180,000 tonnes by 2010.

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