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Article published the November 17, 2008:

AQUACULTURE: Water Quality and Disease

One of the most common reasons for disease and mortality in land-based aquaculture in Australia, is due to problems with water quality. Water quality has a direct effect on the health of aquatic animals. Some o...
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Article published the October 6, 2008:

The floating feed revolution

Tilapia is the second-most important group of farmed fish after carp. It is farmed in at least 85 countries, with the major part of the production coming from Asia (China) and Latin America (Ecuador, Honduras...
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Article published the October 1, 2008:

Sturgeon Aquaculture - Specialized Techniques: Determining the Stage of Sexual Maturity in Female Sturgeon for Artificial Spawning: The Egg Polarization Index or PI

Sturgeons usually do not breed naturally in captivity and must be spawned artificially using exogenous hormones. The timing of their migratory spawning behavior (e.g., upriver migration from the ocean), presenc...
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Article published the September 3, 2008:

Binders: Gelatin as alternative for urea formaldehyde and wheat gluten in the production of water stable shrimp feeds

Shrimp are external masticators, meaning that they chew their feed outside their mouth and will not ingest the feed at once. Shrimp prefer soft pellets. Typically, in semi-intensive farming, shrimp feed pellets...
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Article published the July 22, 2008:

New additives in aquaculture - the beneficial effects of dietary organic acids in fish nutrition, with special focus on potassium diformate

It is a well established fact in the field of aquaculture, that the use of antibiotic growth promoters as an in-feed additive for the diets of fish and shrimp may promote growth and feed conversion as well as i...
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Article published the July 2, 2008:

The Concept of Ideal Protein in Formulation of Aquaculture Feeds

Aquaculture feeds characteristically contain a higher percent of protein than feeds used in agriculture for poultry, swine, and beef. A typical commercial production diet formulated for tilapia or catfish conta...
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Article published the June 25, 2008:

Aquatic Weed Control: Using Grass Carp

Carp, or white amur, have been used for aquatic vegetation control in Mississippi for the past two decades. These fish, used as a "biological control" for aquatic vegetation, can be effective and cost efficient...
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Article published the June 11, 2008:

Effects of Fish Size and Feeding Frequency on Channel Catfish Production

Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) raised in ponds are typically fed daily to apparent satiation to obtain maximum growth. However, under certain economic circumstances, catfish producers may feed less than ...
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Article published the June 2, 2008:

Brown Blood Disease

Brown blood disease occurs in fish when water contains high nitrite concentrations.Nitrite enters a fish culture system after feed is digested by fish and the excess nitrogen is converted into ammonia, which is...
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Article published the April 23, 2008:

The use of acid-based preservatives as storage control for fish, offal or by-catch

Almost one-third of the world fish harvest is not used for direct human consumption, but is converted into fish meal or fish oil for further application in animal feed. Therefore, about 25 million tonnes of fis...
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