Feeds and feeding of seabass in hatchery, nursery and grow out system using formulated feeds

Ambasankar, K and Ahamed Ali, S and Syama Dayal, J (2009) Feeds and feeding of seabass in hatchery, nursery and grow out system using formulated feeds. In: Course manual: National training on cage culture of seabass. CMFRI & NFDB, Kochi, pp. 66-70.


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    The requirement of nutrients varies throughout the life cycle of an individual. At early stages, the requirement of nutrients is comparatively high which declines with age. Also the requirements depend upon the feeding habits that change accordingly to the morphology of digestive system. Considerable effort has been made in Australia, Thailand, Philippines and more recently Israel, in defining the nutritional requirements of seabass in order to improve production (Boonyaratpalin and Williams, 2001). Feeds and feeding are the critical factors that determine the economic viability of commercial aquaculture of the species concerned and this topic assumes much more significance in a carnivore species like seabass. Based on the nutritional requirements we know that this fish requires a high protein high energy diet. Further, being a predatory carnivore in nature, weaning them to formulated feed is the critical factor which influences the success of grow out culture of seabass. Understanding the nutritional requirements of the candidate species is the first and essential pre- requisite for the development of cost effective, efficient and eco friendly feeds.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Feeds and feeding; seabass; hatchery; nursery; formulated feeds
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Seabass
    Aquaculture > Hatchery
    Marine Fisheries > Feed
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Mr. Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 04:05
    Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 06:36
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6076

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