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Culture of organic tilapia to market size in periphyton-based ponds with reduced feed inputs
Year:
2008
Source of publication :
Aquaculture Research
Authors :
Harpaz, Sheenan
;
.
Milstein, Ana
;
.
Volume :
40
Co-Authors:
Milstein, A., Agricultural Research Organization, Fish and Aquaculture Research Station Dor, MP Hof HaCarmel, Israel, Fish and Aquaculture Research Station Dor, MP Hof HaCarmel, 30820, Israel
Peretz, Y., Fish-Art, Consulting Service, Pardes Hana, Israel
Harpaz, S., Agricultural Research Organization, Aquaculture Unit, Bet Dagan, Israel
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From page:
55
To page:
59
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Total pages:
5
)
Abstract:
In fish production under organic standards, only organic feeds and manures can be supplied. The cost of organic pelleted feeds is twice that of regular feeds. To support the organic production of hybrid tilapia [Oreochromis niloticus (L.) x Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner)], a series of experiments in earthen ponds, to improve natural food production for this fish while reducing costs of added feed, are in progress. To improve natural food production for tilapia, plastic substrates equivalent to 50% of the pond surface were introduced into the water column to induce periphyton growth on them. To reduce costs, the feeding rate on pelleted feed was reduced to 60%. Tilapia growth in these periphyton ponds was then compared with ponds without underwater substrates that received the full feed rate. The polyculture consisted of 90% large (320 g stocking weight) hybrid tilapia and small amounts of other fish, at a total stocking density of 13 800 fish ha-1, during 87 summer days. The results showed improved nitrification and the development of a large autotrophic periphyton biomass that competed with the phytoplankton in the periphyton ponds, and only a 10% and 15% reduction, respectively, in the tilapia daily and specific growth rates, with 40% feed saving. These results point towards periphyton-based aquaculture as an appropriate technology for the reduction in production costs, allowing economically viable organic tilapia production. © 2009 The Authors.
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DOI :
10.1111/j.1365-2109.2008.02062.x
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Database:
Scopus
Publication Type:
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Language:
English
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28494
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Culture of organic tilapia to market size in periphyton-based ponds with reduced feed inputs
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Milstein, A., Agricultural Research Organization, Fish and Aquaculture Research Station Dor, MP Hof HaCarmel, Israel, Fish and Aquaculture Research Station Dor, MP Hof HaCarmel, 30820, Israel
Peretz, Y., Fish-Art, Consulting Service, Pardes Hana, Israel
Harpaz, S., Agricultural Research Organization, Aquaculture Unit, Bet Dagan, Israel
Culture of organic tilapia to market size in periphyton-based ponds with reduced feed inputs
In fish production under organic standards, only organic feeds and manures can be supplied. The cost of organic pelleted feeds is twice that of regular feeds. To support the organic production of hybrid tilapia [Oreochromis niloticus (L.) x Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner)], a series of experiments in earthen ponds, to improve natural food production for this fish while reducing costs of added feed, are in progress. To improve natural food production for tilapia, plastic substrates equivalent to 50% of the pond surface were introduced into the water column to induce periphyton growth on them. To reduce costs, the feeding rate on pelleted feed was reduced to 60%. Tilapia growth in these periphyton ponds was then compared with ponds without underwater substrates that received the full feed rate. The polyculture consisted of 90% large (320 g stocking weight) hybrid tilapia and small amounts of other fish, at a total stocking density of 13 800 fish ha-1, during 87 summer days. The results showed improved nitrification and the development of a large autotrophic periphyton biomass that competed with the phytoplankton in the periphyton ponds, and only a 10% and 15% reduction, respectively, in the tilapia daily and specific growth rates, with 40% feed saving. These results point towards periphyton-based aquaculture as an appropriate technology for the reduction in production costs, allowing economically viable organic tilapia production. © 2009 The Authors.
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