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

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Health & Welfare

Lime plays crucial role in aquaculture pond management

Agricultural limestone is widely used to improve pH and alkalinity in aquaculture ponds. There is considerable use of lime in aquaculture to disinfect pond bottoms and water, to attempt to control pH, and various other reasons. 

Responsibility

Pond bottom dry-out and liming, part 2

The authors believe that dry-out periods likely destroy most organisms in pond bottoms, and liming of the entire bottom area should be done only to neutralize soil acidity and increase pH for organic matter decomposition by soil microorganisms.