Totoaba, a large, fast-growing fish of the Gulf of California, became endangered due to overfishing. The Mexican government therefore created an aquaculture program in Baja California to support restocking for the recovery of wild totoaba stocks.
After six weeks of experimental culture, comparable growth and survival were recorded in juvenile Gulf corvina raised at salinities of 5, 15, 25 or 35 ppt. Coupled with stable plasma osmolality values observed in fish at the varied salinities, these
Preliminary studies at the University of Sonora showed that wild Cortez flounders readily adapted to captivity and accepted dry feeds. Results of this work encourage further investigations of its potential for aquaculture.
Dietary lipids are necessary for the growth, survival and metabolic functions. Triglycerides are the main form in which humans ingest and accumulate fat.
Study shows that increasing the dietary lipid level affected the lipid composition of shrimp by increasing lipid deposition in hepatopancreas and muscle tissue.
A Texas A&M study showed that temperature affects sperm quality of Pacific white shrimp, the top commercial shrimp species in the Americas.
Maturation diets for shrimp broodstock often include fresh food organisms like squid, bloodworms and fish, which is labor-intensive and involves quality and safety issues.