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

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Responsibility

Effects of mechanical aeration on evaporation rate, water temperature

This study compared water temperature and water loss by evaporation in control ponds and in ponds aerated with surface aerators at four different aeration rates. Increased aeration rate increases the evaporation rate, which in turn lowers water temperature. 

Health & Welfare

Misuses of sodium bicarbonate in pond aquaculture

Sodium bicarbonate is a useful chemical in recirculating aquaculture systems and fish transport tanks. However, two common uses of the compound in pond culture – to remove carbon dioxide and treat off-flavors – do not work.