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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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MACROALGAE AS A SUSTAINABLE AQUAFEED INGREDIENT

Macroalgae, commonly known as seaweed, offer a novel and added-value dietary ingredient in formulated diets for fish. Production of biomass can be achieved without reliance on  expensive arable land, as seaweed may be collected from coastal regions or farmed. There are three taxonomic groups represented by the term ‘macroalgae’: Rhodophyta …

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THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY AFRICAN CHAPTER, WEST AFRICA REGION, LAUNCHES A MAGAZINE DEDICATED TO THE AFRICAN WOMAN

WEST AFRICA WOMEN MAGAZINE Maiden Edition: Aquaculture & Fisheries. The World Aquaculture Society African Chapter, West Africa Region in a bid to promote sustainable development in the Field of Aquaculture and Fisheries in Africa as a continent had incorporated new strategies to get the involvement of industrial actors and professionals …

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ENZYMATIC FISH PROTEIN HYDROLYSATES IN FINFISH AQUACULTURE

Australian researchers are highlighting the potential of fish protein enzyme hydrolysates from by-products of fish and seafood processing in fish farms. Researchers from Curtin University, Patuakhali University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh), the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research and Murdoch University have published a scientific review, Review in Aquaculture, …

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The World Aquaculture Society West Africa Region, will hold a webinar seminar on 28 July 2020 at 14:00 GMT; under the theme: SOCIO ECONOMIC REASONS FOR AQUACULTURE AS BUSINESS AND YOUTH EMPLYMENT THROUGH AQUACULTURE, on Zoom meeting.

The World Aquaculture Society West Africa Region, will hold a webinar seminar on 28 July 2020 at 14:00 GMT; under the theme: SOCIO ECONOMIC REASONS FOR AQUACULTURE AS BUSINESS AND YOUTH EMPLYMENT THROUGH AQUACULTURE, on Zoom meeting. ID : 4110886313 Password: 4SkPQx

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PREDICTING UPTAKE OF AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGIES AMONG SMALLHOLDER FISH FARMERS IN KENYA

In Africa, many governments and development agencies have promoted aquaculture as a panacea for household food security, rural development, and poverty reduction. However, aquaculture production in the continent remains low despite significant investments in research and technology development. While numerous initiatives have been directed at technological innovation and transfer, their …

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