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New Environmental Focus for Legislation – Plastics
Regulations around seafood packaging are naturally strict due to the speed of its decomposition. Seafood quickly and easily deteriorates due to factors like contamination, physical damage and badly managed temperature control during the various transport...
Male Pipefish Pregnancy, it's Complicated
In the upside-down world of the pipefish, sexual selection appears to work in reverse, with flashy females battling for males who bear the pregnancy and carry their young to term in their brood pouch. But new research shows even more factors appear to...
Understanding Gene Patterns Behind Mollusk Diversity
From kids walking on the beach to major museums, the amazing diversity of conch shells have captivated the eyes of collectors. And with more than 50,000 estimated living species bearing a shell, scientists who study the phylum Mollusca have long sought...
Feed Requirements for Maintenance and Growth of Anemone Clownfish
In this article by I. Lupatsch et al, Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research, Swansea University, UK, the Daily energy and protein requirements of the anemone clownfish, Amphiprion percula, were determined as the sum of requirements for maintenance...
Probiotic Effect of Streptomyces Strains with Bacillus and Lactobacillus in Juvenile White Shrimp
M. García et al, Centro de Bioactivos Químicos, Universidad central de Las Villas studied the effect of two Streptomyces strains alone or combined with Bacillus and Lactobacillus probiotics, over the growth and survival of the white shrimp Litopenaeus...
Potential Use of Phototrophic Algae as Protein and/or Lipid Source in Aquafeeds
In aquaculture, producers commonly rely on formulated feeds to ensure optimal growth, health and quality of the farmed animal. Fish meal and fish oil from wild fisheries have traditionally been major constituents of aqua-feeds as they are excellent raw...
Hybrid Striped Bass: Pond Production of Food Fish
During the past 20 years, the pond culture of hybrid striped bass has developed into a successful sector of the United States aquaculture industry; annual production has grown exponentially from 10,000 pounds to nearly 12,000,000 pounds during that period,...
Nutriad Concludes 2016 Spain Maize Mycotoxin Survey
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by farm and companion animals....
Illegal Fishing: The Current International and Australian Legal Framework
Illegal fishing is an all-too-common problem which has devastating effects on the environment and communities worldwide. It depletes fish stocks, damages ecosystems and disrupts the livelihood of legal fishers. Yet, despite its harmful consequences, it’s...
Success with the Culture of Pacific Spiny Lobster in Panama
For the first time ever, the Pacific Spiny Lobster (Panulirus gracilis) has been grown successfully in a closed, land based aquaculture system in Panama, 600 m above sea level, 15 miles from the ocean at a biomass of over 5 kg/m3. ...
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...
 
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