Monthly Archives: June 2006

grass carp – Ctenopharyngodon idella

Grass carp, or white amur (Ctenopharyngodon idella) are originally from China. They are a different species from the common carp. Aptly named, grass carp feed on vegetation, and will consume pelleted food when available. They can grow to 35 kg, … Continue reading

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giant river prawn farming

The FAO has published a document entitled ‘Farming Freshwater Prawns – A manual for the culture of the giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii)‘ (2002). From the abstract: This manual provides information on the farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Many of the … Continue reading

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Milkfish in Fiji

According to a report published by SEAFDEC/AQD, Philippines, milkfish (Chanos chanos) farming is a centuries-old industry in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Research into the culture of milkfish has not been limited to the Philippines. Research into the feasibility of … Continue reading

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trout farming

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) Washington, D.C., from information released in February, 2006, the total value of all sales, both fish and eggs, received by trout growers in the 20 selected States totaled 74.2 million dollars during … Continue reading

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