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Health & Welfare

Evaluating biofloc technology for intensive culture of fathead minnows

A study tested the use of biofloc technology to improve the productivity of the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) a commercially important baitfish in North America. 

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Commercial implementation of in-pond raceway system

An in-pond raceway system in Alabama was utilized to supply various niche markets, including Asian grocery store chains that desired fresh live fish, recreational pond stocking businesses, private pond owners and fee fishing operations. In many cases, a higher price was achieved. 

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Biomass density affects bass production

The production period for largemouth bass in ponds hampers the economic feasibility of pond culture in the United States. A study demonstrated that bass fingerlings could be raised at high densities in a semi-closed recirculating system without serious mortality, size variability or growth retardation. 

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U.S. field trials show promise for mullet farming in polyculture

Field trails in Alabama, USA, demonstrated the potential of raising striped mullet with Pacific white shrimp in inland ponds. Using wild-caught fingerlings at low density, the trials found the same survival rates as for mullet and shrimp grown separately.