Vannamei shrimp farming is an important industry worldwide with the increasing demand for shrimp products. However, running shrimp farming is inseparable from various challenges.
One of the key aspects affecting shrimp health and growth is the microbiome, the complex community of microorganisms that inhabit the gut and aquatic environment in which the shrimp live.
The second webinar on Microbiome Dynamics in Shrimp Aquaculture, hosted by DELOS, attracted a diverse audience of shrimp farmers, researchers, and industry professionals. This event aims to provide valuable insight into managing microbial ecosystems in shrimp ponds and highlight changes in gut and water microbiomes during disease outbreaks in shrimp aquaculture.
OPINI webinar entitled “Microbiome Dynamics in Shrimp Culture” attracts a diverse audience, ranging from students, shrimp farmers, and researchers to the general public who want to know more about shrimp farming.
Two Speakers Come to Share Their Insights at the OPINI Webinar
Two prominent speakers in the world of aquaculture are present at the DELOS and DMI OPINI Webinar this time. The first speaker was Dr. Julie Ekasari, S.Pi., M.Sc., Co-Lead Teacher at DELOS and Researcher at IPB University.
Bu Julie presented the topic “Gut Microbiome and Water Microbiome Changes in the Event of Disease in Shrimp Culture,” which discussed how microbiomes could affect shrimp health and disease risk. In addition, Bu Julie also emphasized the importance of managing water quality and maintaining a balance of microbial communities to reduce the risk of disease in shrimp ponds.
The second speaker came from Ghent University, namely Prof. Dr. Ir. Peter Bossier, who presented the topic “Microbial Ecosystem Management in Shrimp Pond,” highlighting the importance of microbial management in shrimp farming to maintain the health and growth of shrimp during cultivation.
Based on his extensive experience in aquaculture research, Prof. Peter also discussed various microbiome management strategies, including the use of probiotics, prebiotics, and others.
This time, the discussion of the two speakers in the DELOS and DMI OPINI Webinar attracted the participants’ enthusiasm. It sparked a very interesting discussion about the microbiome dynamics in shrimp farming.
OPINI Webinar Becomes DELOS’s Commitment to Advancing the Aquaculture Industry
The OPINI webinar is a form of DELOS’ commitment to continue advancing the aquaculture industry by providing free knowledge to the wider community. In the future, DELOS will continue to hold OPINI Webinars and collaborate with other aquaculture experts.
The existence of the DELOS and DMI OPINI Webinars not only helps to enrich the insights of farmers and aquaculture industry players but also provides new knowledge for the general public about how aquaculture works.
Look forward to the next DELOS and DMI OPINI Webinars and continue enriching your aquaculture insights!