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

Nicholas Romano

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Removing cyanobacteria and associated toxins in aquaculture ponds

Results of this study demonstrated that a commercial, granular, SCP-based algaecide corresponding to 2.5 mg/L H2O2 can be recommended as an eco-friendly strategy to effectively remove populations of the cyanobacterium Planktothrix sp. without compromising water quality or other plankton communities.  

Health & Welfare

Biofloc technology holds potential for carnivorous fish species

Juvenile carnivorous African catfish performed well in biofloc-based systems, which could help produce better quality and more disease-resistant seed of this important aquaculture species and support the expansion of African catfish farming industry. 

Health & Welfare

Aquamimicry: A revolutionary concept for shrimp farming

Aquamimicry simulates natural, estuarine production conditions by creating zooplankton blooms as supplemental nutrition to the cultured shrimp, and beneficial bacteria to maintain water quality. Better-quality shrimp can be produced at lower cost and in a more sustainable manner.  

Health & Welfare

Dietary organic acids used as growth promoters, anti-microbials

A feeding trial measured growth, nutrient utilization and faecal/gut bacterial counts in triplicate groups of red hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis sp.). Study results show that dietary organic acids can potentially replace OTC as a growth promoter and anti-microbial in tilapia feeds.