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Crocodile meat meal for juvenile dusky kob

A preliminary study in South Africa investigated the effect of replacing fishmeal with raw or cooked crocodile meat meal on feed utilization, growth performance, blood parameters, and tissue nutrient composition in juvenile dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicas). It concluded that crocodile meat has good characteristics as a fishmeal substitute.

Maine Aquaculture Association releases standards for aquaculture workforce skills and training

The Maine Aquaculture Association has released the Maine Aquaculture Occupational Standards, which specify the current workforce skills and training necessary in Maine’s aquaculture sector. Altogether, four standards have been released, which focus on occupations related to: marine shellfish and sea vegetables; marine finfish; land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS); and land-based shellfish hatcheries.

Baker’s yeast as growth promoter in Nile tilapia

Baker’s yeast can be effectively recommended as an important growth promoter in Nile tilapia, according to S.M. Majharul Islam et al. after they evaluated its supplementation on growth performance, feed utilization and intestinal morphometry on the animal.
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Top 10 Under 40: Emerson Esteves

Emerson Esteves is a fish farmer first and foremost. But with his 20 years of aquaculture experience, he has become an influential leader in the São Paulo region in Brazil. Esteves, 39, is the owner and head biologist of Peixe Vivo, one of the largest tilapia fingerlings producers in the state. >> Learn more

Safety first: Keeping safe in a RAS facility

Operators at recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facilities can encounter a variety of safety challenges. Hazards and risks range from slips, trips, and falls, to toxic gas inhalation, drowning, and chemical exposure, among others. Worker safety should be prioritized and planned for, as RAS facilities increase in size to capitalize on the benefits of economies of scale. » Read more
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Nornickel to pay billions for three new hatcheries

Russian state fisheries agency, Rosrybolovstvo, has filed a claim for 58.7 billion rubles (US $814 million) in damages from the world’s major nickel and palladium producer, Nornickel, over a devastating Arctic fuel spill in 2020. » Learn more

Multi-species hatchery push in the Philippines

A ₱30million (US $ 594,000) multi-species hatchery project in the Philippines’ Albay province is expected to give the region’s aquaculture industry a boost. The hatchery project looks to significantly contribute in addressing the deficiency in the supply of fish seedlings to the aquaculture sectors of the province of Albay and the Bicol Region. » Learn more
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RAS Connector Series

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World Aquaculture 2021

Nov. 8-12, 2021
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
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Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show

Dec. 2-4, 2021
Taipei, Taiwan & Virtual Event
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