Probiotics in aquaculture - a review - Winter school on recent advances in diagnosis and management of diseases in mariculture, 7th to 27th November 2002, Course Manual

Mohamed, K S (2002) Probiotics in aquaculture - a review - Winter school on recent advances in diagnosis and management of diseases in mariculture, 7th to 27th November 2002, Course Manual. [Teaching Resource]

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Abstract

Aquaculture is a nuiltidisciplinary activity, more complex, than agriculture due to | the multidimensional aquatic medium. The aquaculture boom and increased socioeconomic benefits together with increase in extent and intensity of aquaculture are alleged to have created several problems, particularly those of deteriorating water and soil quality and outbreak of diseases (Kutty, 1999). For example, the global production of farmed shrimp has doubled in the past 15 years. India has also witnessed such spectacular growth in shrimp farming until the mid nineties, after which it became beset with disease and environmental problems. Overstocking, overfeeding and excessive use of antibiotics during farming are some of the reasons attributed to the outbreak of shrimp diseases. Even by the year 2001, a total solution to the problem has evaded the scientists and policy makers. But what has been recognised now by scientists and policy makers is that aquaculture must be environmentally friendly so that it can sustain itself without seriously affecting the coastal ecosystem. In other words, the ecological footprint of aquaculture must be sufficiently small so as to ensure sustainability.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:Probiotics; aquaculture; Winter school; diagnosis; management of diseases; mariculture; Course manual
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Aquaculture
Fish Diseases
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:5429
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:25 Oct 2010 15:38
Last Modified:25 Oct 2010 15:38

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