As the world’s population continues to grow, so does the demand for seafood. Technological advances have enabled shrimp farming to change from traditional, small-scale businesses into a global industry. This has contributed to problems with serious disease outbreaks, which have already caused several regional wipe-outs of farm shrimp populations.
The shrimp farming industry continues to grow and there is a need for a source of reliable and detailed information on shrimp farming, best practice and new developments, aimed at the shrimp industry, to facilitate future sustainable growth of the industry.
Victoria Alday-Sanz has over 35 years’ experience working on diverse aspects of shrimp and fish biosecurity covering understanding of disease process, diagnostics, sanitary legislation, health management, genetics and biosecurity. She has often collaborated as an expert for international organizations such as FAO, EU, EFSA and OIE. She has published approximately 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 70 articles in industry magazines and is the co-author, together with Prof. Tim Flegel, of the CD-ROM Diagnosis of Shrimp Diseases, with an emphasis on Penaeus monodon, and is the editor of The Shrimp Book. Currently, she is the Director of Biosecurity and Breeding Programs of NAQUA. Although she started her career in academics, she has spent the last 13 years dedicated to industrial scale production of shrimp and fish. This book combines this new perspective with the policy and development experience.
- The Shrimp
- Production Systems
- Feeds and Feeding
- Biosecurity and Health Management
- Post Harvest Issues