Fish farming can feed most of world


Fish farming can feed most of world

Fish farming is a form of aquaculture in which fish are raised in enclosures to be sold as food. It is the fastest growing area of animal food production. Today, about half the fish consumed globally are raised in these artificial environments. Commonly farmed species include salmon, tuna, cod, trout and halibut. These “aquafarms” can take the form of mesh cages submerged in natural bodies of water, or concrete enclosures on land.

There are different types of fish farms that utilize different aquiculture methods.

  • Cage system:  Fish are kept in the cage like structures and are “artificially fed” and harvested
  • Irrigation ditch or pond systems: This is a unique system because at a small level, fish are artificially fed and the waste produced from the fish is then used to fertilize farmers’ field.
  • Composite fish culture:  This allows both local fish species and imported fish species to coexist in the same pond. The number of species depends, but it is sometimes upwards of six fish species in a single pond.
  • Integrated recycling systems: This approach uses large plastic tanks that are placed inside a greenhouse. There are hydroponic beds that are placed near the plastic tanks.
  • Classic fry farming:  when sport fish species are raised from eggs and are put in streams and released.

There are a number of different fish species that are raised on fish farms, the most common fish spices raised are salmon, carp, tilapia, catfish and cod. For those fish species there are different methods:

  • Catfish farming
  • Tilapia farming
  • Salmon farming
  • Tuna farming
  • Eel farming
  • Aqua farming

Journal of Fisheries Research aims to cater to the needs of a wide range of people like policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs engaged in the aquaculture, veterinary and nutrition specialists, dieticians, activists, academic institutions and students.

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Medical Ethics on Fish technology

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Letter to Editor etc.

All the Submitted articles are subjected to peer-review process prior to its publication to maintain the quality and the significance of the journal. The published articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

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With Best Regards,

Anna D Parker

Editorial Manager

Journal of Fisheries Research