Importance of Water Quality in Mariculture

Loka, Jayasree (2015) Importance of Water Quality in Mariculture. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    Marine cage aquaculture industry is gaining greater demand worldwide, due to its contribution as an alternate livelihood and also because of its protein and export value, for coastal communities. Water quality is the most important determinant for maintaining sustainable marine cage farming. The most important physico-chemical and biological parameters to be considered in cage aquaculture include water temperature, turbidity, salinity,pH, dissolved oxygen, ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, phosphates and algal blooms. It is also understood that theeffects of marine finfish cage aquaculture on water quality are of great concern to the development of an ecologically viable mariculture industry. In India, cage farming of marine finfish is successful with a record production of Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer and cobia, Rachycentron canadum in 6 m and 10 m dia. steel cages respectively. To achieve a sustainable culture of these species, management of good water quality in the cage farm is of prime importance. This chapter summarizes the most predominant water quality parameters which are to be considered for management of marine cage farming.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Water Quality; Mariculture
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 06:06
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 06:06
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10674

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