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FOR BETTER MANAGEMENT IN AQUACULTURE DURING THE WINTER SEASON

By : Dr Mustapha. A. Aquaculture Scientific Expert in Fish Nutrition. Morocco. To a large extent, water determines the success or failure of an aquaculture operation. Water quality is a dynamic network of physical, biological and chemical factors that influence fish production. The most important water quality parameter is temperature. It …

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THE AQUACULTURED CATFISH CONTAINS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF PROTEIN AND POLYUNSATURATED ACIDS THAN THE WILD CATFISH

Aquafarming of catfish has become very popular in Africa, raising concerns about the nutritional benefits of this fish to consumers especially when compared to the wild catfish. Recent research conducted by University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria reveals that that aquacultured catfish contained significantly higher amounts of protein than …

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EFFECT OF DIETARY NON-STARCH POLYSACCHARIDES ON NATURAL FOOD WEB AND FISH PRODUCTION IN SEMI-INTENSIVE POND CULTURE OF NILE TILAPIA

Dietary non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) changes the nutrient digestibility and faecal characteristics in fish. This study assessed the effect of the type of dietary NSPs on fish production and the contribution of natural food to the total fish production in semi-intensively managed tilapia ponds. Introduction The current knowledge on nutrient requirements …

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INFLUENCE OF GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGY ON WATER TEMPERATURE IN HIGH-ALTITUDE AREAS ON THE GROWTH OF NILE TILAPIA (Oreochromis niloticus)

The adoption of greenhouse technology in the aquaculture of warm water fish species such as Nile tilapia in high altitude areas characterised by low temperatures is recommended in order to improve the performance of Nile tilapia. In aquaculture, water quality stands among the most important factors influencing the survival, growth, …

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THE OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, WEST AFRICA REGION OF WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY AFRICAN CHAPTER, IS PLEASED TO INVITE YOU ALL TO OUR WEBINAR SEMINAR SERIES, THE 12TH EDITION.COMING UP ON THE 30TH OF OCTOBER, 2020 BY 3PM (GMT+1)

The office of the Regional Director, West Africa Region of World Aquaculture Society African Chapter, Is  pleased to invite you all to our Webinar Seminar Series, the 12th edition.Coming up on the 30th of October, 2020 by 3pm (GMT+1). Topic: Domestication of Aquaculture Species: A diversification from Tilapia and Catfish. …

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IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF AQUAFEED FOR AN EFFECTIVE FOOD SECURITY IN SMALL SCALE AFRICAN AQUACULTURE

By: Dr Mustapha Aba. Independent Aquaculture Researcher. Fish Nutrition. Morocco. African aquaculture production is growing rapidly compared to world statistics, but it is still not able to fully exploit its potential. Most aquaculture production in Africa is carried out on small-scale aquaculture farms to meet the current demand for aquatic …

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AN ASSESSMENT OF POST-HARVEST FISH LOSSES AND PRESERVATION PRACTICES IN SIAVONGA DISTRICT, SOUTHERN ZAMBIA : COMPARISON BETWEEN AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES

Fish is an extremely perishable food product which requires proper handling soon after harvest. The present study was aimed at assessing post-harvest fish losses and preservation practices in Siavonga district, Southern Zambia.  The results of the study revealed that all the fishers experienced post-harvest fish losses at varying degrees with …

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