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

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Prueba de caliza agrícola en estanques acuícolas

Este estudio de piedra caliza agrícola de cinco diferentes canteras estadounidenses determinó que las muestras tenían composiciones químicas comparables, pero solubilidades algo diferentes en agua. Este procedimiento podría ser útil para lograr mejores resultados cuando estos productos se usan en 

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Testing agricultural limestone in aquaculture ponds

This study of agricultural limestone from five different U.S. quarries determined that the samples had comparable chemical compositions but somewhat different solubilities in water. This procedure might be helpful in achieving better results when these products are used in the 

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White shrimp study compares commercial feed attractants

A recent study in Brazil tested the efficacy of nine commercial feed attractants for Litopenaeus vannamei. Condensed fish-soluble protein, an amino acid complex with digested bivalve mollusk, and whole squid protein hydrolysate stimulated the highest feeding responses. 

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Mutton snappers grow well on plant-based diets

A study in Brazil indicated that mutton snappers, a high-value species that readily accepts artificial food, can grow well on diets containing high-quality plant proteins such as soy protein concentrate.