Aquaculture Ponds Articles

  • A sustainable solution for massive coastal erosion in Central Java - Towards Regional Scale Application of Hybrid Engineering

    Deltaic populations in western Indonesia are increasingly threatened by rapid shoreline degradation and erosion. In just a few decades, some coastal areas have retreated by more than two kilometres1. Housing, roads and valuable land is literally swept into the sea. This loss of land continues unabated, sometimes by tens of metres per year. The erosion causes saline intrusion, affecting drinking ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Taenia eggs in a stabilization pond system with poor hydraulics: concern for human cysticercosis?

    The objective of this study is to compare the removal of Taenia eggs to the removal of Ascaris eggs in a wastewater stabilization pond system consisting of three ponds in series, where the hydraulic residence time distribution has been characterized via a tracer study supported by computational fluid dynamics modeling. Despite a theoretical hydraulic retention time of 30 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story (Part 3)

    In my first blog, I introduced the term “ecosystem services”, which has become a popular way to refer to the value of ecosystems. This is an important concept as it provides a counter-argument to the often narrow-minded and short-eyed approach of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Aquatic environment and yield of sea bass (Lates calcarifer, Bloch) in ponds

    This study was conducted for three years to investigate the aquatic parameters and growth of sea bass at varying stocking densities and sizes and requirement of quantity of forage fish for its culture in ponds. Two separate experiments were conducted: one for determining growth and seed stocking density and the other for ascertaining of quantity of forage fish. Under experiment 1, two trials ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pacific fisheries need tech to track climate impact

    Climate change could benefit some Pacific fisheries, but tracking the success of adaptation needs effective monitoring, says Johann Bell. Climate change could derail plans by Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) to use ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The treatment of (fish) ponds on an environmentally friendly manner with the usage of the LG Sonic case study

    Aquaculture, or aqua farming, is the cultivation of aquatic organisms, such as fish or shrimps, in a controlled environment. Where this happens in a closed water container, algae may occur that pollute the water and may damage the organisms grown. Many of the traditional methods to fight algae are either insufficient, cumbersome, environmentally unfriendly, or all of these. LG Sonic uses ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Estimation of norovirus and Ascaris infection risks to urban farmers in developing countries using wastewater for crop irrigation

    A quantitative microbial risk analysis—Monte Carlo method was used to estimate norovirus and Ascaris infection risks to urban farmers in developing countries watering their crops with wastewater. For a tolerable additional disease burden of≤10−4 DALY loss per person per year (pppy), equivalent to 1 percent of the diarrhoeal disease burden in developing countries, a norovirus reduction of 1–2 log ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Singapore: red Tilapia spawns profits

    At this research and commercial farm, freshwater red tilapia (Oreochromis , spp.) is a major product, selling live for a premium price. Harvest size is 600 to 700 grams each, following a six month grow-out period. The senior manager reported, 'Operation with AIRE-O2® aerators is quite good and reliable. We are able to sustain good densities of fish in the ponds.' The deputy manager also reported ...

  • Kfar Ruppin, Israel A Case Study

    Case Study: Fish FarmClient: Kibbutz Kfar RuppinStart Up: 2004Capacity: 120 m3/h circulation Overview Kfar Ruppin is one of the leading fish farming coops in Israel. Recent restrictions on water consumption and discharge have led the coop to consider semi intensive closed loop fish ponds. The main objectives in closed loop fish farming applications are ...

  • Case study: Fish farm

    OverviewKfar Ruppin is one of the leading fish farming coops in Israel. Recent restrictions on water consumption and discharge have led the coop to consider semi intensive closed loop fish ponds. The main objectives in closed loop fish farming applications are prevention of Ammonia and Nitrite accumulation, and removal of suspended solids. Usually, the investment in a closed water cycle system ...

  • Colombia: Tilapia venture doubles yields

    The first red tilapia farm in Colombia, South America gained government approval as a 'high priority project' due to its exportation goals. Since its start-up, production rates have doubled with the addition of AIRE-O2® aerators. Stocking densities increased from 5 to 10 animals per m 2. Dissolved oxygen (D.O.) levels increased from 2-3 ppm to 4.5-5 ppm. Production yields climbed from 30,000 ...

  • Minnesota, USA: A challenging climate for fish

    Icy winters and hot summers resulted in fish kills at this Minnesota farm raising walleyes, muskellunge, black crappies and northern pike. In winter, ice and snow on the pond’s surface caused dissolved oxygen levels to drop below 5 ppm, stressing the fish. Summer heat decreased the pond’s capacity to hold dissolved oxygen and caused excessive algae growth. The farm tried fountain aerators to ...

  • Jamaica: Tilapia pioneer expands

    Since 1983, this red tilapia farm has been using AIRE-O2® aerators in its grow-out ponds, which produce millions of pounds of fish per year for the Jamaican market and for export. In a1990 interview, a manager at the farm said, 'We have AIRE-O2® aerators here that have been running continuously for eight years. For maintenance people, its like a dream come true.' He added, ' these AIRE-O2® ...

  • Malaysia: Strong demand for ornamentals

    The ornamental fish cultured at this Malaysian farm are exported primarily to the U.S.A. The average stocking rate in the 100 ponds of varying size is 10,000 pieces. Survival is 70 to 80 percent. Factors such as size, color and species set the ornamental’s value. Colorful males are worth more money and in greater demand. This farmer depends on the AIRE-O2® aerator’s good oxygen transfer and ...

  • Toxicopathological impact of cadmium chloride on the accessory respiratory organ of the air-breathing catfish heteropneustes fossilis

    The air-breathing catfish Heteropneustes fossil/s (Order: Siluriformes; Family: Heteropneustidae) is a cherished table fish in India and is distributed throughout the Indian sub continent in various fresh water ecosystems including muddy, marshy and derelicts ponds having low levels of water and dissolved oxygen. They are seen even in contaminated water bodies also. In fact, the presence the ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Analysis of Selected Herbicides And Related Metabolites in a Coastal Lagoon Under The Influence of Water Runoff: Water Column

    Anthropogenic release of chemical contaminants, in particular pesticides coming from agricultural areas, significantly impacts European aquatic ecosystems. Pesticides and herbicides used in common agricultural practices, are applied only during specific periods of the year, leading to significant seasonal peak concentrations in fresh and coastal waters, particularly in spring after heavy rainfall ...


  • Factors affecting seasonal mortality of rosy bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus) embryos on the gills of their host mussel

    I investigated the seasonal change in factors affecting embryonic mortality in the rosy bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus, a freshwater fish that spawns on the gills of living unionid mussels. Research was conducted in a small pond during 1999 and 2001 in which bitterling were provided with Anodonta sp. mussels for spawning. Bitterling spawned between April and July, peaking mid–late May. ...


    By Springer

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