Determining the best feed to purchase is one of the most important challenges of running a profitable aquaculture business. Properly conducted on-farm trials provide valuable data that help direct objective feed decisions.
While there are environmental, social and economic benefits from aquaculture facility certification, farms bear most of the costs, at least initially: procedures, equipment and services to achieve compliance. There are risks that new procedures could affect productivity and raise production
With aquaculture insurance, producers can substitute an insurance premium of a known cost for an unknown potential cost, the loss of stock.
Those charged with determining the underlying cause of a disease outbreak have a wide variety of detective tools at their disposal.
Each farm unit should have a written program that defines measures to prevent food safety problems and a program of regular testing.
Combining biofloc technology with bio-secure modular shrimp culture can make operations more sustainable and economically viable. For optimized biofloc production, lined ponds and reservoirs and high stocking densities are essential. Paddlewheel aerators keep dissolved-oxygen levels high.
The Fishery is an inland farm in California that raises largemouth bass, carp, sturgeon and catfish in a recirculating system that minimizes water use.
In the international aquaculture trade, producers have lots of information on how their fish or shrimp were produced, but buyers may know little about a product’s safety, origins or environmental and social impacts.
It is time to recognize the crucial role of small-scale farmers in Asian aquaculture production and trade. The socially and economically important small-scale sector – the “mainstay” of Asian aquaculture – is innovative, but faced with constraints in modern markets.