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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....
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,...
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,...
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....
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...
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...
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....
Prevention of White Feces Syndrome, White Gut Disease and White Muscle Disease in Shrimp
Shrimp culture tends to now be developed intensively with upgraded technology for higher and successful production.In many occasions shrimp culture are affected by various diseases and experienced in loss of crop or reduced the production level by various...
Value Chain Analysis of the Aaquaculture Feed Sector in Egypt
This study was carried out to evaluate the value chain performance of the aquaculture feed sector in Egypt, in terms of value addition, employment and profitability, write Abdel-Fattah M. El-Sayeda, Malcolm W. Dicksonb and Gamal O. El-Naggarb, Alexandria...
The Problem of Post-Harvest Losses
Fishing incurs costs from many different aspects – the vessel itself, fuel, fishing equipment, crew, licences, and so forth. Making sure every bit of a catch counts as income is essential – especially where fishers are running on tight margins. ...
Successful Production in Semi-biofloc in Indonesia
An Aquaculture Experience Farm in Java operates a hybrid system, based on a careful balance between autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms which gave average outputs of 20 tonnes/ha in early 2013, Agus Saiful Huda, Junaedi Ispinanto, Fauzan Bahri and...
Organic Acids Enhance Tiger Shrimp Resistance to Vibrio Harveyi
The threat of disease in the aquaculture industry, coupled with greater restrictions or ban on antibiotic use, has increased interest in evaluating antibiotic alternatives, write Wing-Keong Ng et al, Universiti Sains Malaysia....
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