Shrimp Publications


 Beardsley, C., S.M. Moss, and F. Azam. in press. Effect of storage temperature on prokaryotic cell counts and community composition analysis from fixed and filtered seawater samples. HelgolandMarine Research (DOI 10.1007/s10152-007-0080-9). 

Otoshi, C.A., S.S. Naguwa, F.C. Falesch, and S.M. Moss. 2007. Shrimp behavior may affect culture performance at super-intensive stocking densities. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 10(2):67-69.

Moss, D.R., S.A. Arce, C.A. Otoshi, R.W. Doyle, and S.M. Moss. 2007. Effects of inbreeding on survival and growth of Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannameiAquaculture, 27S1:S30-S37.


Alcivar-Warren, A., D. Meehan-Meola, Y. Wang, X. Guo, L. Zhou, J. Ziang, S. Moss, S. Arce, W. Warren, Z. Xu, and K. Bell. 2006. Isolation and mapping of telomeric pentanucleotide (TAACC)n repeats of the Pacific whiteleg shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, using fluorescence in situ hybridization. Marine Biotechnology, 8(5):467-480.

Crocos, P.J. and S.M. Moss. 2006. Maturation. In: C.E. Boyd, D.E. Jory, and G.W. Chamberlain, (Eds.). Operating Procedures for Shrimp Farming. Global Aquaculture Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri, pp. 20-27. 

Decamp, O.E., C.A. Otoshi, and S.M. Moss. 2006. Protozoans and meiofauna inhabiting a bead filter: A preliminary investigation of their role as potential bioindicators of shrimp production system health.Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 37(4):481-489.

Doyle, R.W., D.R. Moss, and S.M. Moss. 2006. Shrimp copyright: inbreeding strategies effective against illegal copying of genetically improved shrimp. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 9(2):76-79.

Holl C.M., C.J. Tallamy and S.M. Moss. 2006. Varied microbes important to recirculating aquaculture systems. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 9(3):38-39.

Moss D.R. and S.M. Moss. 2006. Effects of gender and size on feed acquisition in the Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannameiJournal of the World Aquaculture Society, 37(2):161-167.

Moss, S.M. 2006. Development of shrimp broodstock maturation diets: challenges and opportunities.Fish Farmer, 30(1):30-31.

Moss, S.M. 2006. Obstacles to effective shrimp aquaculture research. Fish Farmer, July/August 2006, pp. 28-29.

Moss, S.M. 2006. Breeding shrimp for disease resistance. Fish Farmer, March/April 2006, pp. 28-29. 

Moss, S.M. and P.S. Leung. 2006. Comparative cost of shrimp production: earthen ponds versusrecirculating aquaculture systems. In: PS Leung and C. Engle (Eds.). Shrimp Culture: Economics, Market, and Trade. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, pp. 291-300.

Moss, S.M., I.P. Forster, and A.G.J. Tacon. 2006.  Sparing effect of pond water on vitamins in shrimp diets.  Aquaculture, 258:388-395.

Otoshi C.A., A.D. Montgomery, E.M. Matsuda, and S.M. Moss. 2006. Effects of artificial substrate and water source on growth of juvenile Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannameiJournal of the World Aquaculture Society, 37(2):210-213.

Otoshi, C.A., C.M. Holl, D.R. Moss, S.M. Arce, and S.M. Moss. 2006. Super-intensive RAS trial yields encouraging shrimp harvest at Oceanic Institute. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 9(4):64-65. 

Otoshi, C., L.R. Tang, D.V. Dagdagan, C.M. Holl, C.J. Tallamy, D.R. Moss, S.M. Arce and S.M. Moss.  2006.  Super-intensive growout of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei: Recent advances at the Oceanic Institute.  In: T. Rakestraw, L. Douglas, and G. Flick (Eds.). Proceedings from the 6th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, pp. 1-5.


Browdy, C.L. and S. M. Moss. 2005. Shrimp culture in urban, super-intensive closed systems. In:Urban Aquaculture (B. Costa-Pierce, A. Desbonnet, P. Edwards, D. Baker, eds.), CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 173-186.

Hennig, O.L., S.M. Arce, S.M. Moss, C.R. Pantoja, and D.V. Lightner. 2005. Development of a specific pathogen free population of the Chinese fleshy prawn, Fenneropenaeus chinensis: Part II. Secondary quarantine. Aquaculture, 250:579-585. 

Jiang, D., J.L. Rocha, H. van der Steen, S. Otwell, and S. Moss. 2005. Potential of genetic selection for shrimp carcass, meat traits. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 8(1):57-58.

Moss, S.M. 2005. Applications of biotechnology in shrimp aquaculture. Fish Farmer, International File, 19(2):38-39.

Moss, S.M. 2005. Benefits of shrimp stock improvement: a case study of the U.S. shrimp farming industry. Fish Farmer, 28:42-43.

Moss, S.M. 2005. Microbial reuse systems for intensive shrimp production. Fish Farmer, 29:40-41.

Moss, S.M. 2005. Understanding the concept of specific pathogen free (SPF) shrimp. Fish Farmer, November/December 2005, pp. 24-25.

Moss, S.M., R.W. Doyle, and D.V. Lightner.  2005.  Breeding shrimp for disease resistance: challenges and opportunities for improvement. In: P. Walker, R. Lester, and M.G. Bondad-Reantaso (Eds.). Diseases in Asian Aquaculture V, Fish Health Section, Asian Fisheries Society, Manila, the Philippines, pp. 379-393.  

Moss, S.M., C.A. Otoshi, and PS Leung. 2005. Bigger shrimp: optimizing strategies for growing largerL. vannameiGlobal Aquaculture Advocate, 8(5):68-69. 

Reiman, L., T. Torok, S. Moss, and B. Dixon. 2005. Obligate anaerobic bacteria in the mid-and hindgut of Pacific white Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei.  In: R.C. Cipriano, I. S. Shchelkunov and M. Faisal (Eds.). Health and Diseases of Aquatic Organisms: Bilateral Perspectives.  Proceedings of the Second Bilateral Conference between Russia and the United States (21 - 28 September 2003, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. USA, pp. 122-134.


Calderon, F.R.O., D.M. Imai, S.M. Arce, B.J. Argue, and S.M. Moss. 2004. Performance of larval and postlarval Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone) fed two commercial liquid diet supplements. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 15(3/4):21-36.

Divakaran, S. and S.M. Moss.  2004.  In vitro evidence of laminarinase activity in the digestive gland of juvenile Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 35(4):546-550.

Hennig, O.L., K. Keller, L. Rasmussen, S.M. Arce, S.M. Moss, B. White-Noble, D.V. Lightner, V. Breland, and J. Lotz. 2004. Strain of reference shrimp aids researchers, farmers. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 7(6):74.

Moss, D.R., S.M. Arce, and S.M. Moss. 2004. OI research reveals inbreeding depression in Pacific white shrimp. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 7(1):50-51.

Moss, S.M. 2004. White shrimp in Asia ? fad or the future? Fish Farmer, International File, 18(4): 20-21.

Moss, K.R.K. and S.M. Moss. 2004.  Effects of artificial substrate and stocking density on the nursery production of Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 35(4):536-542.

Moss, S.M. 2004. Mutating shrimp viruses present moving targets for farmers, researchers. Fish Farmer, International File, 18(6):14-15.

Moss, S.M. 2004. Recirculating aquaculture conference highlights shrimp culture. Fish Farmer, International File, 18(5): 36-37.


Arce, S.M., B.J. Argue, D. Thompson, and S.M. Moss. 2003. Evaluation of a fluorescent, alpha-numeric tagging system for penaeid shrimp and its application in selective breeding programs. Aquaculture, 228(1-4):267-278.

Hennig, O.L., S.M. Arce, S.M. Moss. 2003. SPF fleshy prawns show potential for genetic improvement.Global Aquaculture Advocate, 6(2):30.

Juarez, L., S. Moss, D. Kawahigashi, and B. Franck. 2003. Shrimp maturation: from broodstock selection to healthy nauplii. In: Responsible Aquaculture for a Secure Future: Proceedings of a Special Session on Shrimp Farming (D.E. Jory, ed.), World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pp. 71-92.

Moss, S.M., S.M. Arce, and D.R. Moss. 2003. SPF defined: pathogen-free status of shrimp limited.Global Aquaculture Advocate, 6(6):86-87.

Moss, S.M., S.M. Arce, D.R. Moss, and C.A. Otoshi. 2003. Disease prevention strategies for penaeid shrimp culture. In: Y. Sakai, J.P. McVey, D. Jang, E. McVey and M. Caesar (editors), Proceedings of the Thirty-second US Japan Symposium on Aquaculture. US-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources (UJNR). U.S. Department of Commerce, N.O.A.A., Silver Spring, MD, USA. pp. 34-46, and at

Moss, S.M., S.M. Arce, D.R. Moss, Y. Hwang, B. White-Noble, and D.V. Lighter. 2003. Selectively bred shrimp survive varied TSV exposure. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 6(4):16-17.

Otoshi, C.A., S.M. Arce, and S.M. Moss. 2003. Growth and reproductive performance of broodstock shrimp reared in a biosecure recirculating aquaculture system versus a flow-through pond.Aquacultural Engineering, 29(3-4):93-107.

Xu, Z., J. Wyrzykowski, A. Alcivar-Warren, B.J. Argue, S.M. Moss, S.M. Arce, M. Traub, F.R.O. Calderon, J. Lotz, and V. Breland. 2003. Genetic analyses for TSV-susceptible and TSV-resistant Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei using M1 microsatellite. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 34:332-343.


Arce, S.M. and S.M. Moss. 2002. Tagging technology helps monitor shrimp performance in research, genetic improvement. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 5(6):42-43.

Argue, B.A., S.M. Arce, J.M. Lotz, and S.M. Moss. 2002. Selective breeding of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) for growth and resistance to Taura Syndrome Virus. Aquaculture, 204:447-460.

Moss, D.R., O.L. Hennig, and S.M. Moss. 2002. Sexual growth dimorphism in penaeid shrimp: potential for all-female culture? Global Aquaculture Advocate, 5(4):60-61.

Moss, S.M. 2002. Marine shrimp farming in the Western Hemisphere: past problems, present solutions, and future visions. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 10:601-620.

Moss, S.M. 2002. Dietary importance of microbes and detritus in penaeid shrimp aquaculture. In:Microbial Approaches to Aquatic Nutrition within Environmentally Sound Aquaculture Production Systems (C-S Lee and P. O?Bryen, eds.), World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pp. 1-18.

Moss, S.M., C.A. Otoshi, A.D. Montgomery, and E.M. Matsuda. 2002. Recirculating aquaculture systems for the production of market-sized shrimp. In: Proceedings from the 4th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture (T.T Rakestraw, L.S. Douglas, and G.F. Flick, eds.), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, pp. 245-254.

Otoshi, C.A., S.M. Arce, and S.M. Moss. 2002. Use of recirculating systems for the production of broodstock shrimp. Panorama Acuicola Magazine, 8(1):30-31.

Otoshi, C.A., S.M. Arce, and S.M. Moss. 2002. Use of recirculating systems for the production of broodstock shrimp. In: Proceedings from the 4th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture (T.T Rakestraw, L.S. Douglas, and G.F. Flick, eds.), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, pp. 271-279.


Argue, B.J., J.J. Cody, S.M. Arce, I.P. Forster, S.M. Moss, and A.G.J. Tacon. 2001. Shrimp breeding for low-protein or vegetable-protein diets unnecessary. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 4(2):15-16.

Decamp, O., S. Moss, and N. Nagano. 2001. Live protozoa: suitable live food for larval fish and shrimp? Global Aquaculture Advocate, 4(5):28-29.

Moss, S.M. 2001. Biosecure zero-exchange systems for intensive shrimp culture: past experiences, biocomplexity challenges, future opportunities. In: Biotechnology-Aquaculture Interface: The Site of Maximum Impact. ARS-OI Workshop, National Conservation and Training Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA, 9 pp.

Moss, S.M. and B.J Argue. 2001. Biosecurity and genetic improvement of penaeid shrimp: applications to the marine ornamental industry. Aquarium Sciences and Conservation, 3(1/3):231-240.

Moss, S.M. and P.J. Crocos. 2001. Global Shrimp OP:2001 ? Preliminary Report ? Maturation. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 4(4):28-29.

Moss, S.M., S. Divakaran, and B.G. Kim. 2001. Stimulating effects of pond water on digestive enzyme activity in the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone). Aquaculture Research, 32:125-132.

Moss, S.M., S.M. Arce, B.J. Argue, C.A. Otoshi, F.R.O. Calderon, and A.G.J. Tacon. 2001. Greening of the blue revolution: efforts toward environmentally responsible shrimp culture. In: The New Wave: Proceedings of the Special Session on Sustainable Shrimp Farming (C.L. Browdy and D.E. Jory, eds.), World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pp. 1-19.

Nunan, L.M., S.M. Arce, R.J. Staha, and D.V. Lightner. 2001. Prevalence of Infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis Virus (IHHNV) and White spot syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Litopenaeus vannamei in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panama. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 32:330-334.

Otoshi, C.A., A.D. Montgomery, A.M. Look, and S.M. Moss. 2001. Effects of diet and water source on the nursery production of Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannameiJournal of the World Aquaculture Society, 32:243-249.


Arce, S.M., S.M. Moss, and B.J. Argue. 2000. Artificial insemination and spawning of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei: implications for a selective breeding program. In: Spawning and Maturation of Aquaculture Species: Proceedings of the 28th US-Japan Natural Resources Aquaculture Panel (C.C.-T. Tamaru, C.S. Tamaru, J.P. McVey, and K. Ikuta, eds.), US-Japan Natural Resources Technical Report No. 28, University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, Hawaii, USA, pp. 5-8.

Argue, B.J., S.M. Arce, and S.M. Moss. 2000. Correlation between two size classes of Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and its potential implications for selective breeding programs. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 31:119-122.

Moss, S.M. 2000. Benefits of a microbially dominated intensive shrimp production system: a review of pond water studies at the Oceanic Institute. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 3(2):53-55.

Moss, S.M., B.R. LeaMaster, and J.N. Sweeney. 2000. Relative abundance and species composition of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria associated with the gut of juvenile white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei reared in oligotrophic well water and eutrophic pond water. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 31:255-263.