Nutritional requirements of Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer

Ambasankar, K and Ahamed Ali, S and Syamadayal, J (2009) Nutritional requirements of Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer. In: Course manual: National training on cage culture of seabass. CMFRI & NFDB, Kochi, pp. 60-65.


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Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) has emerged as an important candidate finfish species for aquaculture in many parts of the world. Availability of seed and appropriate feed are the two important prerequisites for development and propagation of aquaculture of any fish species. After considerable efforts and extensive research, the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) has succeeded in developing captive brood stock and seed production technology for Asian seabass. Research efforts on nutritional requirements and development of suitable formulated feeds have been in progress simultaneously at CIBA. The nutritional requirements of fish vary with different growth stages and depend upon the feeding habits that change according to the morphology of digesting system. Considerable effort has been made in Australia, Thailand, Philippines and more recently Israel, in defining the nutritional requirements of this species in order to improve production. Understanding the nutritional requirements of the candidate species is the first and essential pre requisite for development of cost effective, efficient and eco friendly feeds.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asian seabass; Lates calcarifer
Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
Aquaculture > Seabass
Fish and Fisheries > Fish Nutrition
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 04:04
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:36

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