This study evaluated the feasibility of a portable, hand-held micro near-infrared spectrometer to objectively determine the stage of maturity in channel catfish. Such a rapid, non-invasive method to stage fish maturity in hatcheries would improve the efficiency of hatchery production.
The red emperor snapper, known as “pouatte” in New Caledonia, is valuable throughout its broad geographic range and a highly valued food fish locally. Declining wild catches and market demand have provided the incentive to carry out technical feasibility studies
A cooperative project established to study the small-scale culture of the native shrimp Farfantepenaeus notialis in Cameroon aims to develop family- and community-level production in the region.
Although pike perch aquaculture is growing, it still relies on wild breeders, whose spawning is induced by hormone treatment or manipulation of photoperiod and rearing temperature.
Basic components of biosecurity include knowledge of diseases, adequate detection methods and the use of “clean” shrimp stocks.