Aquaculture Costs Articles

  • Review: Economics of Sustainable Shrimp Production

    While the shrimp farming industry has exploded in recent years, farm-level data on the sustainable intensification of shrimp production methods has not. In Economics of Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture: Evidence from Shrimp Farms in Vietnam and Thailand, the authors offer some of the first analysis on ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • Top 5 Sustainable Farmed Fish & Seafood

    One of the major pushes towards 100%  sustainable farmed fish and seafood across the globe is the possibility for increased food production without increasing used natural resources. With new technological advances in aquaculture and agriculture, farmed seafood is losing its undeserved bad reputation and emerging as the new environmentally friendly and healthy option for seafood enthusiasts. ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • The Hidden Cost of Shrimp Fishing

    While the practice of land-based shrimp farming has its own environmental set backs, their collective impact seems to pale in comparison to the catastrophic destruction caused by the most widely used wild shrimp fishing technique – trawling. Often referred to as “bulldozing the sea,” shrimp trawling works by taking a large weight net and dragging it across the sea ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • EnviroDEFENSE PurPond Aquaculture Studies - Case Study

    In 1997, a comprehensive study was performed in the Philippines and Thailand at various shrimp farms to test the efficacy of EnviroDEFENSE PurPond against regional competitors. The white paper presentation was delivered at the 1997 World Aquaculture Conference in Seattle, WA – Title: Efficacy of the Three Brands of Probiotics in Enhancing and Maintaining Optimum Physio-Chemical and ...


    By BCMbio, Inc.

  • Ghana Fish Farming and Fish Feed Production

    There are two main ways to obtain feed for fish farming in Ghana: locally produced feed and imported feed. However, fish feeds locally produced are in bad quality as most of them are not extruded. Imported feed is appropriately 30% more expensive than locally produced. So importation is not a quick fix. On average the costs for Tilapia farming in Ghana consist of 70% of the feed cost. Therefore, ...

  • For lively fish in the water Oil-free generation of oxygen at fish farm - Case Study

    For 30 years, trout have been cultivated at the Winkelmann farm in Wietzendorf (Lower Saxony), southeast of the city of Soltau. What started out as a hobby ultimately became a business. Since then, the main goal has been the preparation of fish eggs, caviar (roe). The female trout are brought up in concrete semi-circulating basins and slaughtered after 26 to 29 months as salmon trout. The annual ...

  • The disappearing rivers of Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is a land of rivers, but changing climate has caused a third of the country’s more than 300 large rivers to disappear. The rivers are drying out as a result of barriers built upstream to divert water and protect people from floods that have become more frequent as the weather becomes more ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Farm pond cleanup case study

    Midwestern US Farm Pond Cleanup Using Microcat AL3 Pond Cleaner Problem A three-acre farm pond containing approximately 9 million gallons of spring water and rainwater runoff in the Midwestern United States is experiencing high suspended solids with related fish die off. The fish population includes 5 lb bass, blue gill and crappie bass. The problem is more acute in ...


    By Bioscience, Inc.

  • How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation?

    During the past two summers, Pakistan was hit with catastrophic floods. The record flooding in the late summer of 2010 was the most devastating natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. The media coverage reported torrential rains as the cause, but there is much more to the story. When Pakistan was created in 1947, some 30 percent of the landscape was covered by forests. Now it is 4 percent. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The improvement of livelihood and rural development by the exotic Pangasiid catfish farming in Bangladesh

    A study was conducted to improve the livelihood and rural development by the catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) farming in Mymensingh district in Bangladesh from April 2005 to March 2006 using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools. A total of 117 respondents were randomly chosen, among them 7 hatchery owners, 20 nursery pond owners, 20 fingerling traders, 30 Pangus farmers, 40 market ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Shellfish culture in Chile

    The present situation and future projections regarding shellfish culture in Chile are analysed. Production has increased exponentially, mainly of the 'Chilean mussel' Mytilus chilensis (Hupe) and the 'northern scallop' Argopecten purpuratus (Lamarck). At present, seven species are cultured, two of which were introduced. The total invertebrate production corresponding to cultures has increased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimating preferences for non-market attributes of aquaculture and sustainable seafood production: methods and empirical applications

    If aquaculture is to promote sustainable seafood production, the public must be willing to accept associated tradeoffs. Tradeoffs may include impacts on a variety of environmental and social attributes. Public preferences for aquaculture may differ according to type of operation, species, region, and other factors. Stated preference methods can assist policymakers in designing balanced, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chile's National Aquaculture Policy: missing elements for the Sustainable Development of aquaculture

    This paper reviews the recently enacted Chilean National Aquaculture Policy (NAP). It goes through its central objective, summarises its main components and points out the main actions already underway by the government in the process of implementing this policy. The paper underlines the fact that this is one of the few national policies around the world explicitly setting Sustainable Development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sea Grant's role: sharing with the community the goal of fostering ecologically-sound, and economically-viable, aquaculture

    US aquaculture is one of the fastest growing segments of US agriculture; however, as aquaculture expands, a number of environmental, regulatory, and socioeconomic concerns threaten to constrain further development of the industry. This presents unique challenges to the Sea Grant network. Although Sea Grant encourages the commercial development of aquaculture, it must work with local communities ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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