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New USDA Southern Region Aquaculture Center Publications

Aug 24, 2004 — Latest additions as of August 2004

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USDA 2002 Census of Agriculture Aquaculture Summary

Aug 11, 2004 — Released June 2004

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European finfish culture

Jul 7, 2004 — Current status, recent advances and future perspectives, (including feed technologies)

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Finding Fish Feed Formulas for Sunshine Bass

Jun 16, 2004 — ARS scientist studies digestibility and metabolism of nutrients and energy from commercially available feed ingredients and blended components for extruded hybrid striped bass diets.

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Agriculture biggest global threat to environment says new book

Apr 14, 2004 — WWF's Jason Clay claims farming is biggest global environmental threat, warns aquaculture could repeat same mistakes

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Aquaculture Knowledge Environment (Aqua KE)

Jul 2, 2007 — A searchable database of hundreds of documents from national governments and research consortia from around the world related to aquaculture.

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Mar 1, 2004 — Get the FACTS on PCBS and DIOXINS in fishmeal

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Australian aquaculture: Industry profiles for selected species

Oct 9, 2003 — G Love & D Langenkamp (June 2003)
Australia's aquaculture sector has grown rapidly in the past decade & appears likely to make a major contribution to the future growth of Australia's food production & exporting industries. This report presents current industry profiles for the main aquaculture species in Australia & updates a previous ABARE report on this topic, published in May 1997.

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Natural Foods through marine Krill Meal

Sep 9, 2003 — South Antarctic Krill has unique nutritional and quality attributes, which makes it the feed ingredient of the future.

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Seafeeds, Sustainable Environmental Aquaculture Feeds

May 10, 2004 — Proceedings from the 2003 University of Sterling E.U. funded workshop

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What Price Farmed Fish: A Review of the Environmental and Social Costs of Farming Carnivorous Fish

Aug 20, 2003 — A SeaWeb Aquaculture Clearinghouse report by Mike Weber

The full report, including an executive summary: (PDF)

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China aquafeeds shift towards plant proteins

Jul 9, 2003 — An update on China's aquafeed sector and the role of the American Soybean Association in advancing feed and aquaculture technology - as well as the use of plant proteins

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Alltech Symposium 2003 Aquaculture Paper Summaries

Jul 8, 2003 — Summaries of the following aquaculture session papers from the Alltech Symposium.

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Muscling in on Meatier Trout

Jul 1, 2003 — Assay identifies genetic makeup of fast-growing trout that muscle-up rapidly on grain-based feeds

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Antarctic Krill [Euphausia superba, Dana] - A different class of feed ingredient - Heavy Metals’ case

Jun 24, 2003 — The new EU import restriction [Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 7th 2002] related to undesirable substances in animal feeds is gaining ground. A 500ppm Fluorine max level is being imposed on feeding stuffs of animal origin intended for animal feed from August 1st 2003 onwards, which eventually will stop the usage of crustacean [red] meals in aquafeeds.

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USDA ERS Aquaculture Outlook Reports

Jun 17, 2003 — Examines the U.S. aquaculture industry, including production, inventory, sales, prices, inputs, and trade of catfish, trout, tilapia, salmon, mollusks, crawfish, shrimp, ornamental fish and new species.

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Review of the State of World Aquaculture

Jun 17, 2003 — Review of the State of World Aquaculture
by Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service
Fishery Resources Division, FAO Fisheries Department, FAO, Rome, 2003

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First Report on The Fluorine in the Antarctic Krill meal

Jun 24, 2003 — A dangerous new import restriction is gaining ground in the EU, one that will eventually jeopardize the importation and distribution of crustacean meals in the EU, which will have profound effects in North European prawn meals, South Asian and South American shrimp and langoustine meals, and of course on the growing imported volumes of South Antarctic Krill Meals.

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Present status and developmental trends of aquaculture nutrition and feed industry in China

Jun 17, 2003 — Abstract
This paper presents a review on the development of aquaculture of China in the past 50 years. The main species composition in mariculture and freshwater culture in the year 2000 is presented, and the developmental trends are predicted. We evaluate the main factors that probably threaten the sustainable development of aquaculture in China. The main areas in Chinese aquaculture that need special attention and focused studies are recommended for the near future. It is pointed out that modern biotechnology should be applied in areas such as genetic breeding, hatchery, disease diagnosis and prevention, environmental protection and restoration, nutrition and feed, etc, to support a sustainable and responsible aquaculture in China. Especially, aquaculture nutrition studies and feed industry in China are discussed in more detail. It is estimated that the gap between demand and supply of formulated feed in China aquaculture is 12 million tons a year. Large quantities of raw feedstuff and trash fish, however, are directly used in aquaculture ponds and net cages annually. Possible reasons for China lagging behind other developed countries in aquaculture nutrition and feed industry are scrutinized. Furthermore, the future directions of aquaculture nutrition studies and feed manufacture in China are also suggested

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