On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 583

On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture

Edited by

Mohammad R. Hasan
Aquaculture Officer
Aquaculture Branch
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy

and

Michael B. New

FAO Consultant
Marlow, Bucks
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2013


ABSTRACT

Hasan, M.R. & New, M.B., eds. 2013.
On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 583. Rome, FAO. 67 pp. Includes a CD–ROM containing the full document (585 pp.).

This technical paper provides a comprehensive review of on-farm feeding and feed management practices in aquaculture. It comprises of a) ten case studies on feeding and feed management practices carried out in seven selected countries of Asia and Africa for eight species that belong to four major farmed species of freshwater finfish and shellfish; b) an analysis of the findings of the above ten case studies and a separately published case study for Indian major carps carried out in India; c) ten invited specialist reviews on feed management practices from regional and global perspectives; and d) an overview of the current status of feed management practices. The country-specific case studies were carried out for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in China, Thailand, the Philippines, Egypt and Ghana; Indian major carps [rohu (Labeo rohita), catla (Catla catla) and mrigal (Cirrhinus cirrhosus)] in India and Bangladesh, giant river prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in Bangladesh, striped catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) and whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in Viet Nam and black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in India. The broad thematic areas that were addressed in these case studies and invited reviews are: i) current feed types (including fertilizers) and their use in semi-intensive and intensive farming systems; ii) on-farm feed production and management; iii) feeding and feed management strategies, feed procurement, transportation and storage; iv) environmental, economic, regulatory and legal frameworks of feeding and feed management practices; and iv) identification of research needs. Based on the information presented in the eleven case studies, ten specialist reviews and from other relevant publications, an overview paper presents concluding remarks and recommendations on some of the major issues and constraints in optimizing feed production, use and management.


CONTENTS

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Abbreviations and acronyms

   

 

     

SECTION A – OVERVIEW AND SYNTHESIS

   

An overview of the current status of feed management practices

 

On-farm feeding and feed management practices for sustainable aquaculture production: an analysis of case studies from selected Asian and African countries


The following case studies and invited reviews
are available on accompanying CD−ROM


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SECTION B – CASE STUDIES

 

On-farm feed management practices for the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in southern China

On-farm feed management practices for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Egypt

On-farm feed management practices for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in the Philippines

On-farm feed management practices for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Thailand

On-farm feed management practices for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Ghana

On-farm feed management practices for three Indian major carp species (rohu Labeo rohita, mrigal Cirrhinus cirrhosus and catla Catla catla) in Bangladesh: a case study

On-farm feed management practices for striped catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) in Mekong River Delta, Viet Nam

 

On-farm feed management practice for giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farming in southwest Bangladesh

On-farm feed management practices for black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in India

On-farm feeding and feed management in whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) farming in Viet Nam

     

SECTION C – INVITED REVIEWS

 

On-farm feed and feeding management strategies in tropical aquaculture

Tilapia feed management practices in sub-Saharan Africa

On-farm feeding and feed management of tilapia aquaculture in Malaysia

Feed management of the major carps in India, with special reference to practices adopted in Tamil Nadu

A review of on-farm feed management practices for North African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in sub-Saharan Africa

Shrimp feed management: issues and perspectives

On-farm feeding and feed management: perspectives from the fish feed industry

Feed management and on-farm feeding practices of temperate fish with special reference to salmonids

Environmental consequences of poor feed quality and feed management

Economic, regulatory and legal review of aquaculture feed management practices


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