Decomposition and accumulation of organic matter in ponds

Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

Proper management prevents problems One of the major sources of organic matter in aquaculture ponds is uneaten feed.   The major sources of organic matter in aquaculture ponds are organic fertilizer, remains of microorganisms — phytoplankton, zooplankton, and benthos — produced within the pond, feces of the culture animals, and uneaten feed. A relatively small proportion of…

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  • Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL 36830

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