Training Manual On Live feed for Marine finfish and shellfish culture

Xavier, Biji and Ranjan, Ritesh and Megharajan, Sekhar and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Edward, Loveson and Dash, Biswajit (2016) Training Manual On Live feed for Marine finfish and shellfish culture. Manual. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Visakhapatnam. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Fish food organisms are microscopic organisms naturally present in the aquatic environment as primary food for the larvae of finfish and shellfish. Their size ranges from a micron to few millimetres. They are tiny forms which suits the mouth size of all kinds of finfish and shellfish larvae. Fish food organisms are essential for the developmental stages of many aquatic organisms. They are very important in the critical phases of finfishes and shellfishes for their better survival and growth. They are rich in proteins, carbohydrates and essential fatty acids. The major expansion of finfish and shellfish aquaculture around the world is attributed to the development of standard mass production techniques of live feed. Though this field of fish food organisms forms a small part of the aquatic systems but due to increasing commercial interest in the hatchery development of aquatic finfish and shellfish for human needs lead to increasing urgent need for more development of live feed for providing feed for larval stages of fish. The availability of good quality and quantity of live foods contribute to successful operation of aqua-hatchery both for intensive and small scale operations. Visakhapatnam Regional Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, under the administrative fold of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, possesses a rich tradition of expertise in live feed culture with pure stock cultures available of all commercially important species. The result of which, all hatcheries operating in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal and the neighbouring country of Bangladesh depend totally on Visakhapatnam Regional Centre for meeting their live feed culture requirements. Keeping in view, the increasing demand of live feed culture, contributed by the increasing number of hatcheries; it was felt pertinent to have a hands-on training programme on the recent techniques in vogue on the various culture methodologies of all live feeds, so as to enlighten the researchers and hatchery operators on the nuances and intricacies of live feed culture.

    Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Live feed; Marine Finfish; Shellfish Culture
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Live Feed Culture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 04:56
    Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 04:56
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10856

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