India is the second-largest producer of farmed freshwater fish with potential for further development as new species and production systems are adopted.
The U.S. Soybean Export Council’s farm demonstrations, farmer education efforts and formulated feeds are boosting tilapia production in rural areas of Myanmar, where indigenous carp are more commonly raised.
Scott Nichols concludes his four-part series about GM foods with a simple question about transgenic animals: Are they truly meeting a need? We need more food and we need better nutrition. Both desires should be achieved without increasing environmental impacts.
What started out as a simple yet ambitious contest to drive innovation in the aquafeed sector has evolved into a fully global competition – and collaboration – amongst ingredient suppliers and feed manufacturers.
The co-culture of rice and fish, or paddy-cum-fish culture, is a very old practice in many countries around the world, including some of India’s northeastern states, where it is extensively practiced. Various carps and tilapia species can be cultured while
Food security is a priority in India, and there is huge potential for the expanded culture of non-native fish species. While many farmers have improved their socio-economic conditions through farming non-native fish species, their spread into open water resources presents
Cathepsin D alone and in combination with other cathepsins presents the greatest proteolytic activity on some fish muscles.
In carp and other freshwater fish, the adhesive substance that covers their eggs can be a barrier to fertilization. In field studies, the author discovered that some soils from Bengal, India, proved effective in removing the adhesive component from eggs.
Fish supply is a food security priority in Bangladesh. There is potential for the culture of non-native fish species to meet its growing population's needs.