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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....
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....
Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling Practices Influence Fish Welfare and Product Quality
The positive impact on fish quality of humane harvesting practices means that increased fish welfare provides strong benefits to the consumer, write Barbara Rasco and colleagues from Washington State University and Blue North Inc. fisheries company....
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....
Aquaculture for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition (AFSPAN) Report
The objectives of the Aquaculture for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition (AFSPAN) project were to strengthen the knowledge base and develop new and more rigorous methodologies of quantifying the contribution of aquaculture to combat hunger...
Reduced Photoperiod Associated with Increased Early Male Maturation in Atlantic Salmon
Salmon raised in a reduced photoperiod environment of 18 hours light are more likely to show undesirable early maturation than those raised under 24 hour light, write Christopher Good and colleagues from the Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute and...
Scientists Discover Optical Structures in Limpets Causing Blue Stripe Appearance
Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have identified two optical structures within a limpet's shell that give its blue-striped appearance. ...
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....
Colour-Morphing Reef Fish is a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’
A new study has shown that the dottyback, a small predatory reef fish, can change the colour of its body to imitate a variety of other reef fish species, allowing the dottyback to sneak up undetected and eat their young....
PondDtox: Effective, Natural Control of Toxins on Your Fish Farm
Fish Vet Group's PondDtox® contains unique bacteria (Paracoccus pantotrophus), which are highly effective in anaerobic conversion of toxic Hydrogen Sulphide into non-toxic sulfate in benthic environments. ...
An Injectable Acoustic Transmitter for Juvenile Salmon
Salmon recovery and the potential detrimental effects of dams on fish have been attracting national attention due to the environmental and economic implications. In recent years acoustic telemetry has been the primary method for studying salmon passage,...
Sisters Act Together - Cichlid Sisters Swim Together to Reach the Goal
The manner and routes of dispersal vary with the species and the ecological conditions. Many fish form shoals to avoid predation. Shoaling with familiar conspecifics affords the fish an even greater advantage by increasing the benefit for relatives. This...
How Aflatoxins Threaten Pangasius Catfish Production
The importance of aquaculture in Asia goes beyond its relatively high contribution to the worldwide aquaculture output. Fish products feature prominently in local diets of Southeast Asia. Around 31 million people are employed in aquaculture in Asia, writes...
How Farmers Can Make More Money in Catfish Farming: Part 2
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. Part 2...
Protein Sparing in Tilapia Through Supplementation of a Digestive/Metabolic Enhancer
Tilapia has drawn much attention lately and been recognized by FAO as the most potent culture fish species in supplying human protein source of the Century....
 
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