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Sustainable Fish Farming: Five Strategies to Get Aquaculture Growth Right
Richard Waite, Associate in World Resource Institute’s Food, Forests & Water Programme, Michael Phillips, WorldFish, and Randall Brummett, World Bank explore how we can develop aquaculture sustainably....
Biosecurity in Aquaculture Part 1: International Considerations
This is the first of a series of three articles that focuses on biosecurity in aquaculture. Far from pretending to be guidelines, the aim of this article is to provide baseline information for the aquaculture community regarding the importance and complexity...
Substitution of Fishmeal with Maggot Meal in Tilapia Feeds - A Commercial Production Farm in West Africa
Given the nutritional value and profile (comparability of amino acids, EFA, and micronutrients) of maggot meal (MM), this study, by Emilie Devic et al, University of Stirling, evaluates strategies for the substitution of fish meal (FM) by MM, different...
Photovoltaic Applications in Aquaculture: A Primer
This ATTRA publication examines the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in aquaculture and outlines key questions to keep in mind if you are considering solar arrays for a closed aquaculture system. It also includes an example of a fish farm currently...
Economic Impacts of the Mississippi Seafood Industry
Rapid changes in the economic structure of the Mississippi commercial fishing and seafood-related industry were observed during the last decade. Local spending by both the harvesting and processing sectors declined due to changing internal and external...
Phytogenics: A Nutrient-Sparing Tool for Efficient Aquafeeds
Reformulating aqua diets to include non-traditional feed sources such as phytogenics have proven to be a worthwhile investment, writes Pedro Encarnação, PhD....
Plant-Based Catfish Feeds
This research report contains a brief look at the current status of catfish feeds and is primarily intended for catfish producers and feed formulators and manufacturers, write Edwin H. Robinson and Menghe H. Li, Delta Research and Extension Center in...
Fish Nutrition, Aquafeeds and Companion Animal Nutrition in Ontario: Building on Half a Century of Tradition and Cutting-Edge R&D
Over the past 50 years, the University of Guelph has gained an enviable reputation, nationally and internationally, for its innovative research programs in aquaculture nutrition and expertise in aquaculture feed formulation. The history of fish nutrition...
Development of Duplex real-time PCR for the Detection of WSSV and PstDV1 in Cultivated Shrimp
The White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and Penaeus stylirostris penstyldensovirus 1 (previously named Infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus-IHHNV) are two of the most important viral pathogens of penaeid shrimp. Carlos A G Leal, Federal...
Mycotoxins and their Economic Impact on Aquaculture
The use of plant-based proteins as alternatives to fishmeal raises the risk of mycotoxin exposure, with possible repercussions on the bottomline, writes Rui Gonçalves, MSc & Paula Kovalsky, PhD....
Evaluating Methods for Setting Catch Limits in Data-limited Fisheries
The majority of global fish stocks lack adequate data to evaluate stock status using conventional stock assessment methods. This poses a challenge for the sustainable management of these stocks, writes Thomas R. Carruthers et al, University of British...
Evaluation of Using Some Probiotics in Diets of African Catfish
During the last three decades, a great attention was paid towards aquaculture as an attempt to fulfill the gap between the increased population and their demands from animal protein, write A.M. Abdelhamid,Al-Mansoura University, Mohamed H. Ahmed and...
Reducing Cannibalism Among Newly Hatched African Catfish Fry by Grading
Research by A. M. Abdelhamid and Ahmed Ismail Mehrim, Al-Mansoura University and I.A.Radwan and A.F.Abdelhamid, Al-Hamoul Fish Hatchery looks at the possibility of reducing cannibalism among newly hatched catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fry by grading....
Eight Proposals to Help Advance High Seas Recovery
The Global Oceans Commission sets out eight proposals to help advance high seas recovery in its latest report 'From Decline to Recovery A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean'....
Conservation, Economic Growth and the use of Genetically Improved Tilapia in Africa
All Tilapias are native to Africa, but have been distributed to every continent not covered in ice. The global tilapia farming industry currently produces 3.5 million tons which are worth almost $6 billion, over 80% of which is produced outside of Africa....
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