Husbandry

In the November 2014 issue of Hatchery International, contributor Erich Luening described some recent work from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, on the shelf life of cultured micro-algal concentrates. The article also described their potential to replace live micro-algae used to enrich rotifers and other live feeds for marine fish larvae.

In Norway the majority of post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) are grown in sea cages, which is where the highest losses occur. According to Sara Calabrese of the University of Bergen, close to 10-15% of the fish die before reaching market size.

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