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AQUAPONICS AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF HYDROPONICS AND AQUACULTURE AN ALTERNATIVE FOR FOOD PRODUCTION IN AFRICA

By: Dr Mustapha ABA, Aquaculture Researcher, Fish Nutrition. Morocco. Aquaponics is a technique that takes advantage of the symbiotic association between aquatic animals and plants by creating an efficient and unconventional crop production system resulting in the production of both fish and vegetables or fruit. This system works in such …

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IMPORTANCE OF BROODSTOCK NUTRITION IN AQUACULTURE

By: Dr Mustapha ABA, Aquaculture Researcher, Fish Nutrition. Morocco. Research into aquaculture broodstock nutrition is gaining importance with the increasing use of domesticated and genetically selected stocks for aquaculture. Feed quality plays an important role in aquaculture production, as it is a major determinant of animal growth and reproductive efficiency …

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ZOOPLANKTON AND PHYTOPLANKTON

Zooplankton Zooplanktons are planktonic animals that range in size from microscopic rotifers to macroscopic jellyfish. The distribution of zooplankton is governed by salinity, temperature and food availability in the environment. The smallest zooplankton can be characterized as recyclers of water-column nutrients and often are closely tied to measures of nutrient enrichment. …

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AQUACULTURE NUTRITION

By: Dr Mustapha ABA, Aquaculture Researcher, Fish Nutrition, Morocco. The sustainable development of intensive food-based aquaculture depends on the optimal use of nutrients by crop species and water quality management. Therefore, the design of adequate nutrition in aquaculture should take into account the natural characteristics: physiological needs, anatomy and physiology …

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