News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Craig S. Tucker

Health & Welfare

Misuses of sodium bicarbonate in pond aquaculture

Sodium bicarbonate is a useful chemical in recirculating aquaculture systems and fish transport tanks. However, two common uses of the compound in pond culture – to remove carbon dioxide and treat off-flavors – do not work. 

Responsibility

Limits of catfish production in ponds

The potential yield of catfish from earthen ponds is high, but several factors limit production under commercial conditions.