Amberjack, known as kahala in Hawaii, is a popular food fish that can accumulate naturally occurring ciguatera toxin by eating certain types of reef fish.
Leonard G. Obaldo
To understand shrimp feeding behavior, the Oceanic Institute investigated feed delivery systems and responses to experimental diets.
There is limited information on the quality characteristics and performance of shrimp grow-out diets manufactured in the United States.
Formulated shrimp feed represents about 50 percent of production costs, but even more if the feed is wasted because of poor quality.
To produce a high-quality feed with specific nutritional and physical characteristics, feed equipment processes must often be modified and optimized.
Physical and chemical processes, along with the biological and economic components of shrimp production in zero-exchange culture, require models for analysis.
The potential for NIR spectroscopy for rapid and accurate prediction of the chemical composition of fishmeal and soybean meal deserves investigation.