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Craig Browdy

Zeigler Brothers Inc.

Phone: 843.225.6122


Ph.D., 1989, Tel Aviv University

Research Interests

  • Aquaculture
  • Fish and shrimp health and nutrition
  • Aquaculture sustainability and development of new production technologies to improve sustainable healthy seafood production
  • Alternatives to marine products and new nutritional strategies for improvement of aqua feeds
  • Disease management and enhancement of host immunity

Current Research Projects

  • Development of feed programs to replace fish meals and oils, contribute to gut health, improve antioxidant balance, strengthen immune status and increase aquatic animal performance.
  • Aquaculture systems ecology and dynamics focusing on microbial community structure and function. Interactions between natural productivity, feeds and fish/shrimp performance. Effects of waste production and improving system efficiencies.
  • Penaeid shrimp pathology and immunology with an emphasis on viral and bacterial disease. Development of new antiviral theraputants based on dsRNA and genomic perspectives.
  • Risks and benefits of seafood consumption with an emphasis on developing better aquaculture products which enhance human health while avoiding potential risks from contaminants in the diet or in the environment.



  • Browdy, C.L, A.J. Ray, J.W. Leffler and Y. Avnimelech. 2012. Biofloc Systems. Pages 278-307 In: J. Tidwell editor. Aquaculture Production Technologies. Wiley, Ames IA, USA.
  • Browdy, C.L., A.S. Bharadwaj, J.A. Venero and A.J.P. Nunes 2012. Supplementation with 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butanic acid (HMTBa) in low fish meal diets for the white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Aquaculture Nutrition 18: 432-440.
  • Veloso, A., G.W. Warr, C.L. Browdy and R.W. Chapman. 2011. The transcriptomic response to viral infection of two strains of shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Developmental & Comparative Immunology 35:241-246.
  • Browdy, C.L., Hulata, G. Liu, Z., Allan, G.L., Sommerville, C., Passos de Andrade, T., Pereira, R., Yarish, C., Shpigel, M., Chopin, T., Robinson, S., Avnimelech, Y., & Lovatelli, A. 2012. Novel and emerging technologies: can they contribute to improving aquaculture sustainability? In R. P. Subasinghe, J.R. Arthur, D.M. Bartley, S.S. De Silva, M. Halwart, N. Hishamunda, C.V. Mohan & P. Sorgeloos, eds. Farming the Waters for People and Food. Proceedings of the Global Conference on Aquacultyre 2010, Phuket, Thailand. 22-25 September 2010. pp. 149-191. FAO, Rome and NACA, Bangkok.
  • Browdy, C.L. and D.E. Jory (editors). 2009. The Rising Tide, Proceedings of the Special Session on Sustainable Shrimp Farming, World Aquaculture 2009. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
  • Robalino, J., T.C. Bartlett, R.W. Chapman, P.S. Gross, C.L. Browdy, and G.W. Warr. 2007. Double stranded RNA and antiviral immunity in marine shrimp: Inducible host mechanisms and evidence for the evolution of viral counter-responses. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 31:539-547.
  • Wasielesky, W. Jr., H. Atwood, A. Stokes and C.L. Browdy. 2006. Effect of natural production in brown water super-intensive culture system for white shrimpLitopenaeus vannamei. Aquaculture 258:396-403.
  • Browdy, C., G. Seaborn, H. Atwood, D.A. Davis, R.A. Bullis, T.M Samocha, E. Wirth and J. Leffler. 2006. Comparison of pond production efficiency, fatty acid profiles, and contaminants in Litopenaeus vannamei fed organic plant-based and fish-meal-based diets. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 37:437-451.
  • Browdy, C.L., J.A. Venero, A.D. Stokes and J. Leffler. 2009. Superintensive Biofloc Production Systems Technologies for Marine Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei: Technical Challenges and Opportunities. Pages 1010-1028 In: G. Burnell and G. Allan (editors) : New Technologies in Aquaculture. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK.