Aquaculture ponds accumulate organic matter from organic fertilizer, remains of microorganisms produced within the pond, feces of the culture animals and uneaten feed. Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D., details the leading organic matter management practices, and says that the accumulation of
Determining the best feed to purchase is one of the most important challenges of running a profitable aquaculture business. Properly conducted on-farm trials provide valuable data that help direct objective feed decisions.
Kenya's economic stimulus program includes a bold move to help the country’s small-scale farmers literally dig themselves out of poverty with fish ponds.
Intensive nursery systems are an extension of hatcheries to acclimate postlarvae to farm conditions and assess quality and health prior to pond stocking.
Although 16.6 million metric tons of carbon are annually buried in aquaculture ponds, estimated carbon emissions for culture species have approached several metric tons of carbon per metric ton of aquaculture product.
The oxygen demand of feed represents the dissolved oxygen removed by the respiration of culture animals, microbial decomposition of uneaten feed and feces, and oxidation of ammonia nitrogen by nitrifying bacteria.