Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
Open Access

ISSN: 2150-3508

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A Review on Probiotics Application in Aquaculture

Ekundayo Taiye Michael, Sogbesan Olukayode Amos and Lauratu Tahir Hussaini

The growth of aquaculture as an industry has accelerated over the years; this has resulted in food production and positive economic impact. But the emergence of disease outbreak has been the constraint. The need for increased disease resistance, growth of aquatic organisms and feed efficiency has brought about the use of probiotics as nonantibiotic agent in aquaculture productions. There are documented evidences that probiotics can improve the water quality, growth promoters, disease resistance and enhancement of immune response. The field of probiotics as well as the selection steps to acquire probiotic strain for the management of disease in aquaculture is discussed. This report provides a summary of probiotic application and significance in aquaculture.