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.
Using neon gobies in broodstock maturation tanks as a form of parasite control is an effective alternative to the use of chemical treatments.
Evidence that the use of probiotics is beneficial to survival of high-value tropical species of marine fish remains largely anecdotal.