Since fish consume more feed in the final stages of growout, the development of ecologically efficient and nutritionally adequate diets for adult fish should be a priority. Digestible protein-digestible energy ratios are important for optimizing feeding efficiency in feed formulation
Daniel D. Benetti
Scientists have been working to understand cobia’s nutritional requirements and advance the economic and environmental sustainability of feeding carnivorous fish using fishmeal alternatives.
Emerging offshore aquaculture projects are proving they can endure hurricane-force winds, strong waves and high currents associated with major storms.
The objective is to demonstrate that cobia can be successfully raised in the Bahamas using advanced offshore technology with low impact and high yield.
A combined effort led to major breakthroughs in marine fish aquaculture in the southeastern United States and Caribbean in 2002.
Successful weaning of marine fish larvae from live feeds onto dry diets is a demanding process that requires hard work, patience and experience.
To be successfully conditioned to spawn in captivity, most marine fish species must be exposed to temperature and light cycles that mimic their seasonal changes in nature.
The hatchery and cage culture of cobia in Taiwan, where these fish are known as “lings,” has developed into a successful industry.
Mahimahi, also known as dolphin fish and dorado, has long been recognized as a high-value pelagic fish with excellent potential for aquaculture.