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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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How Aquaculture in Africa is Benefiting From New Technologies and Best Management Practices

By Mona El Azzazy, the Communications Officer for WorldFish in Egypt A lack of adequately trained staff to undertake production programs is one of the main constraints for the development of aquaculture in Africa. Qualified employees are mainly enrolled in research or administrative work, and the majority of extension services …

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What is a Biofloc System?

By Kaliaperumal Alagu, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India Fishery Biofloc aquaculture is a recirculating, highly aerated, closed-loop pond system that produces high volumes of shrimp while using fewer resources than conventional farming. It relies on creating a complex probiotic environment that both nourishes the shrimp while decreasing any negative impacts. Among …

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French aquaculture is moving towards the short circuit

By Par : Romain Loury | Journal de l’environnement While aquaculture reduces fishing pressure, aquaculture also poses many environmental problems, including water use and fish feeding. An article from the Journal of the Environment. photo showing farmed salmon Several tracks are explored to green this production. Especially through the search …

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Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS)

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are used in home aquaria and for fish production where water exchange is limited and the use of biofiltration is required to reduce ammonia toxicity. Other types of filtration and environmental control are often also necessary to maintain clean water and provide a suitable habitat for …

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