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SHRIMP EYESTALK ABLATION RESEARCHER WINS 2020 GLOBAL AQUACULTURE INNOVATION AWARD

Congratulations to University of Stirling postdoctoral researcher Simão Zacarias. His work debunked the notion that the practice results in higher egg production and showed that it actually escalates disease vulnerability. Zacarias proved in laboratory testing that postlarvae and juveniles from non-ablated Pacific white shrimp broodstock showed higher survival rates when they were challenged with two key diseases. He also proved that a similar egg production rate can be attained without resorting to eyestalk ablation by giving broodstock, in their pre-maturation stage, high quality, nutritious feed.