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Economics of Aquaculture Feeding Practices in Selected Asian Countries

ITALY - Improved feed management strategy, including the use of optimal combinations of fertilizers, feed ingredients and manufactured feeds, could lower costs and optimize production of aquatic species.

This calls for an increased understanding of the economics and cost-benefit analysis of these practices.The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Technical Paper, Economics of aquaculture feeding practices in selected Asian countries, is now available online.

This document provides an analysis of the economic implications of, and the reasons for, adopting various feeding practices for different fish species and aquaculture systems in Asia. It includes six case studies from Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam), an overall synthesis and recommendations.