Palm distillate could be an effective substitute for fish oils in catfish diets. It is is a rich source of vitamin E and natural antioxidants.
It is technologically feasible to recover functional muscle proteins and lipids from fish processing byproducts using isoelectric solubilization/precipitation.
Analytical procedures, like measuring water stability of shrimp feed, performed at labs provide more consistent and quantitative results.
While feed conversion ratios are often used as indexes of feed efficiency, they can be misleading as ecological indicators.
Research at the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute is evaluating a prototype percussive stunning system for slaughtering food-size rainbow trout.
Emergency aeration with tractor-powered paddlewheels allowed U.S. catfish farmers to increase feeding and stocking rates, and double production.
In vitro pH-stat determination of digestibility is a promising technique for quick assessment of nutritional value and potential negative effects.
Hybrid soft corals Sinularia maxima and S. polydactyla contain numerous compounds that have potential for important pharmaceutical activities.
Aquaculture may deliver commerical quantities of the tiny sea creatures, Bugula neritina, that provide important anticancer compounds.
The potential yield of catfish from earthen ponds is high, but several factors limit production under commercial conditions.