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

Ram C. Bhujel

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Health & Welfare

Probiotics benefit three stages of juvenile rohu

Experiments were conducted to evaluate the potential survival and growth benefits of three multi-strain probiotics in three different stages of juvenile rohu (hatchling to advanced fry). Results showed beneficial effects of the probiotics treatments for the hatchling and fry stages, 


Saline aquaponics: Potential player in food, energy production

The integration of marine and brackish water aquaculture with plants can help lead to alternative food production on coastlines, in arid lands and in urban/periurban areas. Some 50 salt-tolerant plants could be cultivated for grains or biodiesel applications. 


Advances in tilapia broodstock management

Female tilapia broodstock spawn asynchronously, producing only 2,000 eggs per clutch. Hatchery operators often run into low seed quantity and quality problems.