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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...
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....
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...
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,...
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 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...
Beneficial Microbes for the Sustainable Management of Shrimp Aquaculture
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....
Nutrient Sparing: A Sustainable Tool for Long-Term Profitability
Aquaculture production can address contradictory challenges such as costs and environmental footprint by using phytogenic feed additives that improve digestibility, nutrient retention, feed efficiency and reduce emissions, write By Rui Gonçalves, Technical...
The Role of Nutrition in Gut Health
Nutrition along with environment and host physiology comprise the three main factors for strong gut performance. This second article in our gut health series reveals how nutrition can influence gut health, writes Otavio Serino Castro, Technical Sales...
Nutraceutics for the Control of Bacterial Coldwater Disease
The aquaculture industry has developed significantly over recent decades and is, today, one of the fastest-growing food production sectors in the world. One of the most important problems that affect aquaculture is the appearance of infectious diseases....
The Challenge of Shrimp Diseases in Asia
Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food-production sectors but the economic impact that parasites and bacterial, fungal and viral diseases have on the industry is highly significant for the many countries that rely heavily on this industry. Research...
Can VHS Virus Bypass the Protective Immunity Induced by DNA Vaccination in Rainbow Trout?
DNA vaccines encoding viral glycoproteins have been very successful for induction of protective immunity against diseases caused by rhabdoviruses in cultured fish species. However, the vaccine concept is based on a single viral gene and since RNA viruses...
Calibrin® -Z Increases Shrimp Survival During Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) Challenge
Two studies conducted at the University of Arizona showed that shrimp fed Calibrin-Z had survivability of 84% when challenged to induce Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) vs. 5% for challenged shrimp not fed the enterosorbent, write Ron Cravens, DVM, Fang...
Effects of Fish Meal Substitution with Poultry By-product Meal on Juvenile Nile Tilapia
AMM. Yones and AA. Metwalli from the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Shakshouk Fish Research Station, El-Fayoum, Egypt, look at the effects of fish meal substitution with poultry by-product meal on the growth performance, nutrients utilization...
Effect of Dietary Salt Supplementation on Growth, Survival and Feed Utilization of Tilapia
Malawi’s fish production is dwindling and the development is not in tandem with the human population increase. In view of this, it is imperative to increase fish production to tally with the high market demand, write Mzengereza K, and Kang’ombe J,...
 
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