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Biosecurity Do you have a plan?

An introduction to fish culture biosecurityThe intensification of fish culture provides an ideal environment in which disease-causing organisms can flourish and cause serious damage to productivity. Disease may come from any number of sources; however it originates, it spreads through recognised vectors of infection. These include fish stocks, staff and visitors, equipment, vehicles and transportation, [...]

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Nitrifying Bacteria Facts

Nitrifying Bacteria FactsOne of the most important, and least understood, aspects of successful aquarium keeping is biological filtration and its function in the nitrogen cycle. Traditionally, novice aquarists become disillusioned at the frequently experienced high death rates of their aquatic pets after setting up a new aquarium. Statistically, as much as 60% of the fish sold for a new aquarium [...]

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Health Challenges in Tilapia Culture in Brazil

 In line with the level of investment, changes in concepts with regards to sanitary and health management can ensure stable and efficiency in production. Risk reduction from diseases requires continuous diagnosis of pathogens, adoption of biosecurity measures and immunoprophylaxis by vaccination by a specialised veterinary service delivery in aquatic health, write Santiago Benites de Pádua, [...]

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New study of antibiotics finds something fishy

Posted: October 20, 2014        >                             [...]

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RK2 Systems: For the health of your Aquaculture Filtration

Protein fractionators or “skimmers” as they are commonly called, when used in raising fish or shrimp will remove suspended particulates, organics, protein waste and yellow tints in the water. At the same time protein fractionation (skimming) will lower the amount of bacteria and pathogens and increase the amount of oxygen. Traditional aquaculture filters, such as [...]

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Hayward® A-Series LifeStar™ Aquatic Pumps What a difference!

The A-Series LifeStar™ pump from Hayward Flow Control is designed for operation in aquatic and animal life support systems. Its specialized construction makes it safe for even the most sensitive aquatic habitats. The LifeStar pump features a corrosion resistant Glass Filled Polypropylene housing, a silicon carbide shaft seal and all wetted hardware manufactured from 316 [...]

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Using Ozone with UV Disinfection

Ozone is a powerful oxidant and is very beneficial with improving water quality in Aquatic Life Support Systems (ALSS). Ozone oxidizes NO2 & NO3, helping to remove color, dissolved organic wastes, and micro-flocculates fine organic particulate, as well as improving dissolved oxygen levels.Ozone delivers a noticeable benefit in water quality, especially when applied to Recirculating [...]

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Do you UV? You should, Check us out.

Aquaculture is about fish farming, the cultivation of both marine and freshwater species (in our case land-based production), and Aquatic Life Support for institutions such as Public Aquariums & Zoos.All aquaculture applications rely on good water quality to achieve their goals and to maintain livestock health. That’s where we come in.Through equipment, information, and support, Aquatic Solutions can [...]

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Farmed fish production must more than double by 2050

A recent study suggests that farmed seafood production will need to increase over 130% by 2050 in order to meet projected worldwide demand. And as production increases so too will the environmental impacts, cautions the report. But there are a number of strategies producers can take to keep impacts to a minimum while still encouraging [...]

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So what exactly is Biosecurity?

Biosecurity involves the practices, procedures and policies used to prevent the introduction and spread of disease causing organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites) as well as many aquatic invasive species (e.g., zebra mussels, rusty crayfish). Fish diseases continue to be one of the greatest causes of economic loss for the industry, accounting for million of dollars in annual losses to [...]

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