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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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