July 22, 2021 at 12:17 pm #9143WallyParticipantRank: Aquaculture
Aquaculture, also called fish farming involves breeding and growing shellfish, and fish such as salmon, trout and halibut, catering to the food industry. Some do it to stock lakes and rivers for angling purposes, or for ornamental ponds. It is usually done by breeding fish by hatching eggs, buying young fish and rearing them, grading them and moving to bigger tanks while monitoring the tanks for oxygen and water temperature, and harvesting fish when ready for sale.July 22, 2021 at 1:12 pm #9145MikeParticipantRank: Reply To: Aquaculture
Prawns are also reared for local consumption using aquaculture farming techniques. It is similar to the broiler chicken that is reared in poultry farms. It does not taste as good as the naturally bred prawns.August 13, 2021 at 6:20 pm #9193DaveParticipantRank: Reply To: Aquaculture
Aquaculture in large scale is detrimental for the environment. It takes a lot of wild fish to feed certain farmed fish. When tons of fish are reared together, they create a lot of waste, which can pollute the ocean. Moreover, these wastes has the potential to build up in the surrounding area which can deplete the water of oxygen, creating algal blooms and dead zones. Aquacultural practices also endangers human health since fish farms frequently use antibiotics to control disease in the crowded pens. By eating fish that have been treated with antibiotics, consumers may be ingesting harmful levels of antibiotic residues. Fish farms can also be breeding grounds for disease.August 16, 2021 at 6:37 pm #9260BenParticipantRank: Reply To: Aquaculture
There are a variety of species involved in today’s aquaculture and is based mainly on consumer demand. It includes carp, catfish, salmon, and tilapia, shellfish such as shrimp and mollusks such as clams, oysters, mussels, and scallops. Catfish is the most commonly produced aquatic species in the United States. Carp is an important food fish worldwide. Carp is the primary aquaculture production in Asia and the Pacific, with China being the leading producer. Canada, Alaska, and Norway specialise in salmon production. Tilapia is grown in the southern United States. Shrimp and prawns are primarily produced in China and Thailand, although many shrimp farms exist throughout the world. Mollusks are grown around the world, primarily in saltwater coastal areas.
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