Marine shrimp are the group of species with the highest value among top produced aquaculture species in the world. This is due to high technology and investments from the industry and research, as these animals have complex feed behavior and specific physiologic needs to be produced efficiently. Production systems differ around the globe, from semi-extensive to intensive systems, with different challenges in every single farm.
Shrimp farming is an activity that requires good welfare management, as shrimp are fragile animals with weak and non-adaptive natural defences and are exposed to a wide range of risks from bacteria and parasites in the water throughout their production cycle. Shrimp are also exposed to various stressors that impact on their natural defences and behaviour.
Managing the various stressors and supporting their natural defences is therefore essential to maintain the well-being of shrimp and the associated efficiency of their production systems.
Salmonids are among the highest-value species in aquaculture and most notorious farmed aquatic animals for consumers. With a long production cycle (1 to 2,5 years), specific physiological needs and complex systems (freshwater and marine farming), salmonid production faces an important number of challenges to be done efficiently.
Trout are one of the first farmed aquatic species and freshwater trout farming has expended itself around the globe in every continent. Trout as carnivorous animals are facing demand of sustainable and cost-effective feeding.
Salmon farming has been subject to an exponential technologic development and as well as important research in nutrition and feeding, leading to what are today the highest level of production technologies in aquaculture. Salmon are farmed in different systems, with numerous transitions where they are exposed to acute stress, a wide variety of risks related to bacteria and parasites around the world. Salmonids farming is still growing and need sustainable solutions to support animal defenses, improve their feeding, water quality, but also to improve the animal’s welfare during production.