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Effect of a Functional Feed Additive on Productivity in Ecuadorian Shrimp Farming: a Pilot Scale Demonstration
Maintaining a stable and favorable gut microflora is of crucial importance to minimize the impact of disease events and to optimize digestive efficiency in shrimp, resulting in improved survival and productivity. The present paper illustrates the potential...
Avoiding the Choke
The European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy has undergone many reforms since its creation. Last year saw the introduction of first phases of one of the most significant reforms – the Landing Obligation. Under this new rule (with a few exceptions)...
Multiple Benefits from Promoting Gut Health in Aquaculture
The European ban on the use of antibiotic growth promoters in livestock, and the subsequent search for alternatives, has revealed the importance of gut health and the development of a stable, favorable gut microflora, on feed efficiency, overall performance...
Patenting Genetic Material in Aquaculture: A Red Herring or an Emerging Issue to Tackle?
Aquaculture farmers and breeders need legal certainty about how the increasing number of patents over aquatic genetic material can affect their breeding programs, writes Fran Humphries, Griffith University, Australia....
The Problem of Overfishing: Can Japan's Attempts to Lower Catch Limits Provide a Solution?
Japan has decided to tighten its rules on overfishing this year. With fishery resources around the country at increasing risk of being depleted, Bonnie Waycott reports for The Fish Site on Japan's attempts to address an increasingly serious global problem....
Low Temperature Performance of Disinfectants
Many disinfectants, which claim proper efficacy against many pathogens, are often tested at ideal circumstances, meaning room temperature (25 degrees C), clean surfaces with no dirt and mostly against one single type of microbe....
Counting the Cost of Aquatic Disease in Asia
The true cost of each disease outbreak is complicated by an intricate interplay of environmental and management-based factors, from the direct losses in stock, through to indirect losses in the downstream industry, writes Andy Shinn, Jarunan Pratoomyot,...
Resistance to Kudoa thyrsites in Atlantic Salmon
Research by Simon R.M. Jones,Steven Cho, Jimmy Nguyen and Amelia Mahony from the Canadian Pacific Biological Station, has found that Atlantic salmon which have recovered from infection with Kudoa thyrsites showed resistance to reinfection with the parasite,...
Top Tips for Preventing Fish Spoilage During Handlling
Fishing doesn’t just end with capturing the fish. Once the fish is sorted and stored on the boat, it is then taken back to shore where it is either processed, or sold directly. This is a crucial step – improper handling of seafood can result in their...
Floating Aquaculture Operations Guidebook
This guidebook from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) provides a general overview of farming and management techniques needed to operate high-density polyethylene (HDPE) floating fish-culture cages....
Researchers Investigate Fascinating Properties of Hagfish Slime
This animal has done everything right. It has been around for 300 million years, outlived the dinosaurs and survived the catastrophic meteorite impact, warm phases and glacial periods.Even today, it continues to populate the sea at depths where it eats...
Microbial Dynamics in Shrimp Ponds
Understanding the microbial ecological process in ponds and in the shrimp intestinal tract is vital to maintain and optimize productivity without prophylactic use of hazardous substances, write Marcos H. S. Santos, Tadeu de Silva (INVE do Brasil), Jose...
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,...
Building an Integrated Aquaculture Pond in the Philippines
This guide explains how integrated aquaculture farming (where a farmer can rear fish, chicken and plant vegetables) on a plot of 10 by 10 feet can generate food and an income for a family in the Philippines. ...
Genetic Improvements to Fish Stocks through Selective Breeding
A major European-wide research project is making strong inroads into developing new breeding programmes to improve the stock of six important aquaculture species, writes Chris Harris....
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