A subreddit for all things related to the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms.
A digest of news, articles, and comments from the global aquaculture community.
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"...There is intense global interest in Novaq because it solves one of the farmed prawn industry's biggest problems - its reliance on wild fisheries as a core ingredient in prawn food.
But aquaculture has reached "peak fish", where demand for wild harvested fish meal now outstrips supply. Without a solution, soaring world demand cannot be met.
"It is absolutely a critical issue for the global aquaculture industry. There's no more room to get more wild harvest fish, so we've got to find alternatives," Dr Preston said.
"A justifiable criticism about aquaculture is the continuation of catching wild fish, grinding them up and feeding to farm fish."
News of Novaq's development has caused huge excitement around the world, as many thought a fish-free food was impossible..."
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Hello, I'll be taking a day long shrimp farming class at an indoor shrimp farm in the Midwest. At the moment I have zero aquaculture experience but I'm wanting to learn. Anyone take any sort of class like this?
Hey. I am looking for a new DOC sensor to evaluate water conditions in a pond. Its not exactly an tiny setup. I am talking about an industrial setup. So imagine you"re some kind of technical manager and sold me a doc sensor. Yes I need the little guy 24/7 and the less maintenance the better. No budget constrain.
Hello everyone, I am currently majoring in aquaculture and fish management and am working on a project. I basically have to create a pitch of my own hatchery. (so this is all hypothetical and for the sake of my project) I chose to do blue catfish. Since blue cats do not reach maturity for about 5 years my plan is to buy them as fry or fingerlings and then raise them to a size where i could sell them for people to stock them in their pond (i’m thinking 8 inches maybe?). I am having a hard time figuring out how much I should buy, at what size I should buy them, at what price, and where i can buy them. I also need to know at what size is big enough I can sell, and how much i would sell them for. I have two 1/2 acre ponds to raise them in. Any help and/or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Fellow aquaculturians, I work in the aquaculture bizz in Germany. In my country, it's very difficult to sell aquaculture to the public as an important form of food production (because of its bad reputation compared to agriculture, lol). New forms of aquaculture production and system solutions such as land-based IMTA / aquatic co-culture are, in my opinion, a possible solution to this problem. To get young people interested in this field of research and aquaculture in general, I created a meme. What do you guys think? Any experience with IMTA out there?
Looking for a low requirement short fish farming course in Canada for a friend. His English isnt that good so I was thinking if a low requirement course
I recently began working at a small oyster farm on the U.S. east coast. This farm is a few years old and is still gaining distributors and restaurants to sell to. What are some big things I can do to help out on the farm? Any advice is welcome, I’d really like to contribute to the success of this venture!!
I'm interested in learning about catfish farming in the US. I found out that Mississippi and Alabama are the largest catfish producing states. Could anyone recommend a farm that offers tours?
Hey y'all. i work in a RAS facility that uses virkon footbaths between rooms and the chemical has been known to eat through fabric stitching on conventional work boots like Timberlands. I'm currently looking for a new pair of boots that are breathable, nonslip, and waterproof. i feel most comfortable in timbs but unfortunately they don't last with everyday exposure to Virkon. I currently wear rubber rain boots but they're so uncomfortable for me. Most of my coworkers wear xtratuf's. What do y'all wear?
Hi there I'm currently a new student jumping back in after 10 years. I'm doing research for my species profile research paper that's a huge percentage of my grade in my intro to aquaculture class.
I need some help, I picked the Swai catfish or otherwise known as the iridescent shark in the aquarium trade. I picked this because I wanted to include not only it's cultivation for food but for the aquarium trade as well.
I'm trying to get some information on the history of this fish being farmed which I have a little bit of information on(what I have right now is that they were mostly started to be farmed in the 1960s). What I CANNOT for some reason is find when they started to appear in the aquarium trade as pets?!
If anyone could point me in the direction of that information I would be super grateful.
Moon Shoal Oyster Co. out in Barnstable, Ma
Searching for a source of tilapia for a backyard system in Ontario, Canada.
Googled hatcheries in Ontario appear to sell to commercial operations only and/or have minimum orders of 1000-5000 fingerlings (e.g., Noa Fisheries)—more than 10X the quantity I need.
I have a 10x10 feet tarpaulin pond with 300 catfish juveniles. Since they're freshwater fish the supplier recommended rainwater but what's the best substitute when there's no rain water?
Hey all 🙂 made a video talking about a easy and cheap to set up breading project for people looking to dip their toes in something different then guppies or breading fish in general https://youtu.be/giXeslZAQTg
Got to test out this 24/7 Aquarium light, its cheaper than others and extremely easy to use https://youtu.be/8sZWKPnRLoE
I'm Maria, I run a family-owned aquaculture farmer based in Spain, focusing on tilapia. I've been trying to optimize water quality to ensure the best health for my fish. I've had a few challenges and have been considering investing in some tech solutions to monitor water quality and automate some processes.
I have some questions I would love for anyone of you to answer:
I was wondering if anyone can suggest a cheap system that can monitor water quality parameters (Ph, O2, NH3, ...) in realtime. I know that most parameters won't change every second but I want as regular updates as possible. The system should be able to send the data to a computer where I can further analyse them. I have worked with the Seneye system but I feel it is a very 'Applelike' system, looks cool but it's not expandable. I came across a few system son Amazon but I am not sure if they do automatic readings or if I would have to do it manually.
Was wondering where I can sell my shrimp
Oyster farmer in the PNW. I've noticed that the oysters that stay submerged in tide pools on our mudflats seem to do a lot better than the ones that aren't. Lower mortality rate, better shape, slightly higher meat content etc. Algae is significantly more abundant in those areas and it seems like they're protected a lot more from sunlight/heat, so I would assume that's what contributes to it.
I'm thinking we could construct 1-2ft walls out of shell, rock, and mud in order to trap water inside to make tide pools for em. Would that be a worthwhile growing technique? Are there any farms that do that, or use a similar method? Off-bottom is usually better but it doesn't work very well for Olympia Oysters and obviously isn't gonna be cost effective with Pacific Oysters that are 3+ pounds.
Hi! I was wondering if any of you know about books where fish farming is described by dynamic equations, state space representation etc. As far as I understand the automatic control of fish farming is with feeding systems, dead fish handling, circulation of sea water etc.
Any book recommendations are greatly appreciated. I havent found any books about the subjects.