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Importance of Transgenic Fish to Global Aquaculture: A Review
Many faster growing transgenic fish including both cold water (salmon, trout) and warm water (tilapia, carp) species have been produced. The development of transgenic fish can serve as excellent experimental models for basic scientific investigations,...
Management of Vannamei Shrimp Culture Ponds with High Stocking Density & Zero Water Exchange in Relation to Growth, Survival and Water Quality
Aquaculture production has grown enormously in recent years and among that Penaeid shrimps are one of the most important cultured species worldwide especially in Asia due to their high economic value and export, writes Prakash Chandra Behera, Business...
Aiding Gut Health with a Natural Growth Promotor
In Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) farming – as in all fed aquacultured species – feed accounts for 60 percent of the total production costs. Increasing prices of raw materials has led nutritionists to search for alternative ingredients to reduce...
Environmental Challenges Aggravate the Negative Effects of a Plant-Based Diet in Fish
Aquaculture diet has become increasingly plant based. In addition, the industry faces environmental changes. Recent findings in salmonids show the two challenges are combined, give cause for concern....
The Awesome Potential of Omega-3s from Seafood in Reducing Inflammation in the Human Body
Chronic Inflammation is a symptom of virtually every disease. Inflammation plays a major role in the development of the well known chronic problems of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, eye disease, mood disorders, fibromyalgia and the list goes...
Feed Management for Improving Production, Economic Returns for the Semi-Intensive Pond Production of Litopenaeus vannamei
This paper by D. Allen Davis, Elkin Amaya, Jesus Venero, Oscar Zelaya and David B. Rouse, Auburn University, discusses from a historical perspective the systematic improvements in feed management that have allowed us to improve feed utilization and total...
Seaweed in the UK and Abroad – Status, Products, Limitations, Gaps
Global seaweed production has more than doubled between 2000 and 2014, from 10.5 to 28.4 million tonnes. The 2012 world production of seaweeds was estimated to be about US$6 billion (FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization, 2014); 95% of this production...
Organic Micro Minerals a Boon to Aquaculture Industry
Nutritional value of food and feed is just not declining, it is collapsing, write Dr. C. S. Bedi and Dr. R. Karthik, Aquaculture Division, Guybro Chemicals....
AquacultureEurope: Best Practice for Preventing Cleaner Fish Disease Risk
Although cleaner fish are proving an effective and environmentally friendly way of removing sea lice on salmon farms, they can carry pathogens that can cause disease in both the cleaner fish and salmon. Speaking at Aquaculture Europe, 20-23 September,...
Mycotoxins in Aquaculture: Eight Things You Need to Know
Mycotoxins, secondary metabolites produced by molds, can harm many varieties of aquaculture species. Here are 8 key facts about mycotoxins that reveal the real dangers for production....
Study Finds Mycobiota and Mycotoxins in Fish Feeds from Farms in Rio de Janeiro
The aim of this study by Tatiana S Barbosa, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, et al was to determine species of the fungal genera Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Penicillium and fumonisin B1 (FB1), aflatoxin B1(AFB1), and ochratoxin A (OTA) contamination...
How a Story Can Help Sell Seafood
A new study by Future of Fish has explored the power of story to sell more fish and to determine what elements of that story most influence consumer purchasing behavior. The study also aims to identify the business benefits of data-rich supply chains...
Mineral Deficiencies and Aquaculture
Dr Bill McGraw, an Aquaculture and Environmental Scientist in Panama, provides an overview of minerals in aquaculture and human diets. ...
How Big Are Your Fish Pellets?
In aquaculture, feed is amongst the most important factors that can impact fish growth rates. Most commonly found in pellet form, feed must be able to provide all of the required nutrients, offer the highest possible conversion rates, and of course be...
Claiming Seafood is ‘Sustainable’ Risks Limiting Improvements
Over the past decade, the sustainability of seafood production has improved and is cause for ocean optimism. In an attempt for recognition of ongoing efforts, many producers and food retailers now claim products are ‘sustainable’, write Michael F...
 
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