Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research

Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research
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ISSN: 2572-3103

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Khairul Azam

Khairul Azam
School of Marine Studies, The University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Laucala Campus,

  • Research Article
    Formulation of Cost Effective Grow out Feeds for Macrobrachium rosenbergii Culture in Fiji
    Author(s): Khairul Azam and Temalesi KoroiKhairul Azam and Temalesi Koroi

    The change from traditional subsistence to semi-intensive is leading to an increase in the demand for aquaculture feeds. The culture of freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii in Fiji as protein source and source of income for small-scale farmers is important. However, due to the unavailability and high cost of feed ingredients and formulated feeds, the supply and quality of feeds for aquaculture development is restricted. In addition, the lack of information on cost-effective channels to deliver feeds to farmers has contributed to the poor production and profitability. A nutritional study was conducted to evaluate growth performance of M. rosenbergii fed iso-energetic, low cost formulated diets, using locally available ingredients in ponds for 124 days. Two formulated (MBM+MM+CP-diet 1 and FM+Wht-diet 2) and two commercial (Crest tilapia pellet-diet 3 and Pacifi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2332-2632.1000109

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