Nueva Pescanova’s plans for starting the world’s first commercial octopus farm may have caused an uproar in some quarters of the mainstream media, but aquaculture of the animals could be the best hope for sustaining wild stocks.
Results from an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) project with sea cucumbers and marine finfish show that the system is feasible, but practitioners need to refine their designs to ensure the sea cucumbers thrive.
Sub-Saharan Africa's limited aquaculture supply creates an excellent opportunity for Kenya's fish farming sector, giving it the potential to bank on favourable climate conditions and untapped land and water resources.
Perhaps one of the least aquatic forms of aquaculture involves the farming of crocodiles, alligators and caimans. These animals are referred to as semi-aquatic, and their husbandry is in some ways more similar to livestock production than to fish or shellfish …
My objective in this article is to challenge pathologists, immunologists and farmers by asking for a critical analysis on the application of a simple temperature manipulation, hyperthermia, to boost the innate immune system of fish.
Researchers in China caution that some commercial probiotics for the aquaculture industry may be mislabelled, and also contain cytotoxins and antibiotic resistance genes that can be passed to other organisms.
A recent feed trial has found that supplementing Nile tilapia diets with bakers’ yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) can change the fishes’ intestinal morphology, leading to improved nutrient uptake, immune responses and growth performance.