Freshwater prawn farming has taken place in India for many years, yet up until the late 1990s, annual production was just a few hundred tons.
Cottonseed meal is a lower-cost protein alternative to soybean meal, but its use in commercial shrimp feeds may be limited because it contains gossypol.
Three species of Indian major carp, indigenous to the rivers of the subcontinent, are widely cultivated in India and parts of Southeast Asia.
When feed pellets exit the die of a pelleting mill, they are moved to a post-pellet cooker or post-conditioner, where they are allowed to set prior to cooling or drying.
To produce a high-quality feed with specific nutritional and physical characteristics, feed equipment processes must often be modified and optimized.
Catfish feeds used in trials at LSU were formulated to possess an amino acid balance similar to that of the channel catfish body.
Commercial experience and research have demonstrated that phosphates can enhance sensory quality and increase consumer appeal for shrimp. Through over 10 years of research with shrimp from around the world, the Aquatic Food Products Lab at the University of Florida
EU markets have special requirements for head-on shrimp. Organoleptic criteria are evaluated, including firmness of shell and head, malformations and color.
Successful weaning of marine fish larvae from live feeds onto dry diets is a demanding process that requires hard work, patience and experience.
In most decapod crustaceans the physiological processes of metamorphosis, molting and reproduction are inextricably linked and controlled by hormones.