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FAO HIGHLIGHTS THE GREAT POTENTIAL OF GENETIC IMPROVEMENTS IN AQUACULTURE FOR BETTER FOOD SECURITY

Wider appropriate application of genetic improvement in aquaculture will significantly boost sustainable food supply for future generations. Wider, appropriate and long-term application of genetic improvement in aquaculture, with a focus on selective breeding, will help boost food production to meet a projected increase in demand for fish and fish products …

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THE CONTRIBUTION OF FISH TO FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY IN EASTERN AFRICA

By: Kevin Obiero,  (Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, A-1180 Vienna, Austria   The United Nation’s 2030 development agenda adopted in 2015 outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a corresponding 169 targets that …

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HEALTHY FISH, HEALTHY FOOD

By Dr Monique Eloit, Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Aquaculture, or aqua-farming, is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world, with nearly 50 per cent of our fish and seafood now coming from dedicated farms. While wild fish catch remains largely stable, aquaculture has grown apace …

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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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PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF FINFISH AND SHELLFISH POISON

By : Dr Vaitheeswaran Thiruvengadam Lecturer, Department of Aquaculture, DMI St. John the Baptist University, Mangochi Campus, Republic of Malawi, Central Africa. Pavitraa V, II Year, B.Tech., Biotechnoloy, , SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India Akila Priya M, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, Cauvery College of Engineering     Technology, …

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AQUACULTURE FRESHWATER SPECIES ARE AND WILL BE, THE AQUAFARMING INDUSTRY THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE MORE TOWARDS ENSURING FOOD IN THE ENTIR E WORLD.

By: Salvador Meza, Editor and Publisher at Aquaculture Magazine and Panorama Acuicola Magazine “Freshwater species, like carp, pangasius, and tilapia, will be responsible for most of the increase in the aquafarming production, and will account for 60% of the total aquaculture production in 2025” According to the latest data of …

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A NOTE ON ST. PETER’S FISH OR WONDER FISH

By: Dr Vaitheeswaran Thiruvengadam, Lecturer , Department of Aquaculture, DMI St. John the Baptist University, Mangochi Campus, Republic of Malawi, Central Africa, and  Pavitraa V, II Year, B.Tech., Biotechnoloy, , SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. INTRODUCTION Tilapia is often called “St. Peter’s fish” because according to the Book of …

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TESTOSTERONE: KILLING THE TILAPIA INDUSTRY BANNING HORMONE USE AND PROVIDING THE BETTER ALTERNATIVE

By: Eric Bink, Aquatic ecologist, CEO Til-Aqua International. Testosterone: Background Since the 70’s the tilapia industry has been using hormones to obtain all-male tilapia populations for on-growing. Male tilapia grows faster and the lack of females stops reproduction. A traditional method of obtaining an all-male population is to reverse the …

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