GLOBAL – With the growth of Harmful Algae Blooms causing huge economic looses to fish farmers and fishermen, Diatoms are a natural answer to preventing the growth of toxic algae in lakes, fish grow-out ponds and hatcheries, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor.
To maintain healthy ecosystem in aquaculture ponds and hatchery tanks bioremediation is the best biotechnology process, says Dr A. Venkateswara Rao, technical manager for Neospark Drugs and Chemicals. Pathogens as well as immunity suppressive agents can be eliminated or minimised through bio-control process and hence can achieve good yield by maximising both survival and growth rates.
ANALYSIS – Speaking at VIV Asia 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, Dr Chalor Limsuwan, Kasetsart University, gave a presentation on best practice to prevent White spot and Early Mortality Syndrome on shrimp farms in Thailand, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor.
Learn how stress play role in fish disease.
Ruth Francis-Floyd, University of Florida IFAS extension looks at successful fish health management. The document provides and introduction to disease, the types of fish diseases and what to do if fish are sick.