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Can Natural Strategies Effectively Combat EMS?
Each year the shrimp industry suffers losses of more than US$1 billion due to early mortality syndrome or acute hepatopancreatic necrosis (EMS/AHPND), an emerging disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Pedro Encarnaçao, PhD and Jutta...
A Guide to Eel Farming
Eel farming is an aquaculture industry that takes place worldwide. It specialises in raising and growing eels, which provide a nutritious meat, to be sold at market. Growing young eels on until they are large enough to be sold for meat can be a lucrative...
A Quick Guide to Farming Halibut Fish
Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) is a marine, cold-water flat fish that is farmed in Canada, Iceland, the UK and Norway. The development of halibut aquaculture began in the 1980's but it is only in recent years that many of the challenges...
Get More Out of Your Tilapia Feed
Feed represents the largest production cost in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). As a result of ever increasing raw material prices, nutritionists are under continuous pressure to reduce formulation cost and search for cheaper, alternative ingredients,...
Winners and Losers in a World Where the High Seas is Closed to Fishing
Fishing takes place in the high seas and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of maritime countries. Closing the former to fishing has recently been proposed in the literature and is currently an issue of debate in various international fora, write U. Rashid...
A Guide to Smoke-Drying Fish in Africa
As many documents now point towards the creation of Chorkor smoking kilns for smoking fish, Adrian Piers, Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture Consulting, East African Community and SADC Region, shares his views on other fish smoker designs which have...
Disease Prevention in Shrimp Farming
Penaeid shrimp production is under continuous threat by bacterial and particularly viral infections which have caused disastrous collapses of the industry in all major shrimp producing countries. This article reports on recent progress in the development...
A Guide to Successful Trout Farming in Nepal
The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) has published this Success Story on Rainbow Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, which has successfully been experimented and promoted for commercial production by the Nepal Agricultural...
Nutritionally-Enhanced Camelina Oil Effectively Replaces Fish Oil as a Source of EPA
In a collaborative research project between the University of Stirling and Rothamsted Research, scientists have developed genetically modified (GM) plants that can produce up to 20 per cent of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), one of the two omega-3 LC PUFA...
How to Check if Your Mud Crab is Full of Meat
Opening up a crab to find it empty of meat is disappointing, not to mention a waste of a good crab. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Rob McDonald said there are methods people can use to assess whether their prized crab is full...
Fish In, Fish Out: Perception of Sustainability and Contribution to Public Health
This article, by Oleksandr A. Byelashov & Mark E. Griffin (Omega Protein Inc.), contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the sustainability of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture diets. It demonstrates why the “Fish In, Fish Out” metric, which...
How Farmers Can Make More Money in Catfish Farming: Part 1
The level of success we get in catfish farming is usually tied to the level of management practices we decide to put in place in conjuction with the level of efficiency we achieve from our culture systems, writes Lanre Ogunsina, Fish Unlimited in Part...
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it doesn’t really stack up....
Sustainability Through Aquaponic Systems at Home
University of Georgia Tifton Campus student Amanda Miller is educating her community about sustainability through aquaponics one homegrown meal at a time....
The Impact of Costal Acidification to the Aquaculture Industry
The aquaculture industry is undergoing a significant change, and one that presents a tough challenge to overcome. In Canada, fisheries along the west coast have been losing millions of pounds worth of stock and revenue due to the rising acidity of the...
 
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