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Hatchery Culture of the Bay Scallop

This fact sheet addresses the hatchery phase of the bay scallop rearing process...Read More.

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Hatchery production of the clownfish Amphiprion nigripes at Agatti island, Lakshadweep, India

Healthy individuals of matured clownfish, Amphiprion nigripes and sea anemone,Heteractis magnifica were collected from the Agatti island lagoon. Larvae metamorphosed and took up parent colouration and comparatively high growth rate was observed when fed on algae enriched rotifer than those with poly unsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)

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Health management and biosecurity maintenance in white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) hatcheries in Latin America

This document provides technical guidance on how to improve the health and quality of postlarvae produced in hatcheries through improved facility maintenance and husbandry, broodstock maturation, larval rearing, feeding, water quality management, biosecurity and health management, using interventions at different points of the hatchery production process.

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IFPRI manual on tilapia hatchery operation in Ghana

The manual provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide to running a tilapia hatchery operation.

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Improving Penaeus monodon hatchery practices - Manual based on experience in India

This document reviews the current state of the Indian shrimp hatchery industry and provides detailed guidance and protocols for improving the productivity, health management, biosecurity and sustainability of the sector

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Management of milkfish broodstock

The manual on milkfish (Chanos chanos) broodstock management covers the following topics: reproductive biology; sources of broodstock; holding facilities for broodstock; feeding; determination of gonadal development; spawning and egg collection; transport of spawned eggs; determination of percent viable eggs; and determination of hatching rate...Read More

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Manual for the Production of the Banggai Cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, in Hawaii

The production process described herein is economically viable in Hawai‘i and  may also be readily adopted by small family farms in coastal areas throughout the tropics

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Manual of clinical pathology in salmonids

The manual contributes to the knowledge, identification and interpretation of the most used clinical laboratory tests for all salmon stages and supports the clinical diagnosis of veterinary medical professionals.

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Manual on Control of Malformations in Fish Aquaculture

Coordinated by FEAP, the FINEFISH (Reduction of malformations in farmed fish species) project manual targets the operators and managers of the hatcheries that raise the major species that are produced in European aquaculture, although there are many protocols and recommendations that are applicable to the many ‘minor’ species that are also the subject of professional attention.

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Manual on Hatchery Production of Seabass and Gilthead Seabream - Volume 1

The manual has been divided in two volumes, with this first one divided in three parts. The first part deals with the historical background and a discussion of the main factors that affect fish seed production. The second has been devoted to the life history and biology of the species. This includes also a short section on microalgae, rotifers and brine shrimp. The third section deals with hatchery production procedures, from broodstock management to production of live feed, egg management, larval rearing weaning, fry transport, and diseases.

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Manual on Hatchery Production of Seabass and Gilthead Seabream Volume 2

Seabass and gilthead seabream characterize the development of marine aquaculture in the Mediterranean basin. Based originally on Japanese hatchery techniques, Mediterranean hatchery technology is still evolving. This is Part 2 of a two-part manual.

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Manual on production of quality catfish seed

The manual aims to assist in facilitating and delivering improved technologies to catfish breeders to produce fast-growing and healthy fingerlings for profitable ventures.

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Manual on Sturgeon Reproduction

The basis of every fish farming operation is successful reproduction and the security of a regular supply of high quality fingerlings. Therefore, Coppens International offers this manual to assist in the set up of reliable hatchery procedures for sturgeon. This booklet contains a general description of the sturgeon biology and describes relevant items for successful repro- duction and hatchery management as known for sturgeon at present. It has to be noticed that the described procedures are only meant as guidelines. All mentioned parameters need to be checked and adjusted by the hatchery manager to the specific sturgeon species, life stage and the particular hatchery conditions. 

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Milkfish hatchery operations

This manual is intended primarily for practicing prawn hatchery operators who would like to diversify their operations to include larval rearing of milkfish. Topics such as site selection, hatchery design and construction, broodstock management, spawning and egg collection are therefore not dealt with. Only those procedures important in the daily operations of a milkfish hatchery are described in detail...Read More.

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Mud crab aquaculture - A practical manual

There are four species of mud crab, Scylla serrata, S. tranquebarica, S. paramamosain and S. olivacea that are the focus of both commercial fisheries and aquaculture production throughout their distribution. They are among the most valuable crab species in the world, with the bulk of their commercial production sent live to market. This is the first FAO aquaculture manual on this genus, covering everything from its basic biology and aquaculture production, through to stock packaging and being ready to go to marke

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New EU standard for algae and algae products

EN 17399 provides clear and standardized terms and definitions for algae and algae products removing any ambiguity or misunderstanding in the sector.

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New handbook on welfare indicators for farmed rainbow trout

It is a sister publication to the FISHWELL handbook on welfare indicators for farmed Atlantic salmon that was released in 2018.

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Proceedings Hatchery Technology for High Quality Juvenile Production, United States-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Aquaculture 40th Scientific Symposium Hatchery Technology for High Quality Juvenile Production, October 22-23, 2012 Honolulu, Hawaii

Proceedings from the United States-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Aquaculture 40th Scientific Symposium, which took place October 22-23, 2012 at the University of Hawai\'i,  Honolulu, Hawai’i

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Producing Oyster Seed by Remote Setting

By using your own cultch, labor and equipment, you can reduce the cost of seed, a major factor in oyster farming; with practice and planning, you can produce a consistent supply to meet your own needs...Read More

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Queen conch aquaculture: Hatchery and nursery phases

The manual includes the science and art of growing queen conch in Florida and throughout the Caribbean that can be applied to other queen conch projects. 

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