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Evaluation of Date Fiber as Feed Ingredient for Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus Fingerlings
Producing cost-effective sources of feed is a major challenge in the tilapia aquaculture industry, so a scientific study by researchers from the United Arab Emirates University as well as Benha University and Alexandria University in Egypt looked at whether...
Supplemental Diets in Juvenile Production of Nile Tilapia
Juvenile production of Nile tilapia comprises a stage with high economic losses due to disease outbreaks, as stressful conditions caused by increased fish handling at this stage favouring opportunistic infections by several pathogens, write Santiago Benites...
Piscine Reovirus (PRV): An Underestimated Pathogen in the Scottish Salmon Industry?
In recent years, piscine reovirus has emerged as a pathogen of interest to European salmon producers. The complete spectrum of effects that this virus has on infected fish is not yet fully understood, making it difficult to ascertain the full implications...
How to Maintain Good Water Quality on Your Tilapia Farm
Good water quality on tilapia farms depends on a suitable environment to promote growth. Such an environment can be achieved by maintaining the correct balance between feed input and the assimilative capacity of the water. However, the more fish that...
GM in Aquaculture
The use of genetically modified organisms in the food industry is a highly controversial topic. In this article, for TheFishSite, Sam Andrews discusses the sustainability aspects of GM in aquaculture but also the questions around what negative effects...
Water Quality a Priority for Successful Aquaculture
Water quality is very important in fish farming as poor quality water can effect the health and growth of the fish. It is important that farmers pay attention to the water's chemical and physical factors....
How to Control Microsporidian Parasites in Shrimp Farms
A type of microsporidian parasite is severely affecting aquaculture in Asia. This report by Dr Stephen Newman addresses best practice in reducing the pathogen. Taken from the Global Aquaculture Advocate, a Global Aquaculture Alliance publication....
Effect of Stocking Large Channel Catfish in a Biofloc Technology Production System
The stocking rate of channel catfish in aquaculture can affect production, but what effect does it have on the development of off-flavours in fish flesh? This study by Bartholomew Green and Kevin Schrader from the US Department of Agriculture aimed to...
Effects of Carp on Nutrient and Food Web Dynamics in Aquaculture ponds
The dynamics of common carp influences on the environment and ecology in polyculture ponds are unclear, so this study by Mohammad Rahman looked at the effects of various stocking densities of common carp on the dynamics of nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton...
Feed Additives can Reduce the Impact of EMS/AHPND
Feed additives may help to reduce the impact of early mortality syndrome on shrimp stocks, according to a report from Minh Phu AquaMekong Shrimp Vet Laboratory in Vietnam and Nutriad International in Belgium....
Factors Influencing Ostreid Herpesvirus Mortality of Pacific Oysters
Mortalities of oyster Crassostrea gigas seed associated with ostreid herpesvirus have been observed in many oyster-producing countries since 2008. This report, by Bruno Petton and colleagues from the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea,...
Organic Acid Supplements in Tiger Shrimp Diets
The use of organic acid supplements in the diet of commercially farmed shrimp led to greater nutrient utilisation and some protection from pathogenic bacteria, write Wing-Keong Ng and colleagues from Universiti Sains Malaysia....
Taurine: A Critical Nutrient for Future Fish Feeds
The amino acid taurine is a crucial ingredient in the diet of many commercially important fish species, but the removal of fishmeal from diets may cause a deficiency, write Guillaume Salze and Allen Davis from Auburn University....
Garlic Supplements Can Aid Growth in Nile Tilapia
Including small amounts of garlic in the diet of Nile tilapia led to an increase in growth rates, suggests a study from A.I. Mehrim and colleagues from Mansoura University in Egypt....
Triploid, Diploid Atlantic Salmon Show Similar Susceptibility to Infection with Sealice
Triploid Atlantic salmon are not more susceptible to sea louse infection than diploid fish, according to a study by Benedikt Frenzl et al, University of Sterling, UK....
 
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