Browsing by Subject "Ecological balance"
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Comparing profits from shrimp aquaculture with and without green-water technology in the Philippines -
Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 2014 - Taylor & FrancisTo reduce disease impact, Philippine farmers developed the green-water (GW) system, which has been spreading rapidly since 2008. In the most applied GW-system, the shrimp pond receives water from a reservoir stocked with tilapia. We collected financial data on GW and non-GW systems from farms having similar management and environmental context. All farms had more than one pond; the average pond area was < 1 ha, and total pond areas per farm ranged from 1.4 to 139 ha. The total variable and fixed costs per ha of shrimp pond were not different for GW and non-GW farms, but on GW farms the cost per kg of shrimp produced was lower. The latter was higher than the 2009 market price of 30 g shrimp for non-GW farms mainly. In GW farms the cost of seed was lower, and survival rates and individual shrimp weights at harvest were higher for an equally long culture period.
Nature, 2000 - Nature Publishing GroupGlobal production of farmed fish and shellfish has more than doubled in the past 15 years. Many people believe that such growth relieves pressure on ocean fisheries, but the opposite is true for some types of aquaculture. Farming carnivorous species requires large inputs of wild fish for feed. Some aquaculture systems also reduce wild fish supplies through habitat modification, wild seedstock collection and other ecological impacts. On balance, global aquaculture production still adds to world fish supplies; however, if the growing aquaculture industry is to sustain its contribution to world fish supplies, it must reduce wild fish inputs in feed and adopt more ecologically sound management practices.
Aquaculture Engineering, 1998 - Society of Aquaculture Engineers of the Philippines, Inc.Contributed as Discussant in Technical Session 3 on Environmental Impacts of Marine Fishcage Farming, 12th Annual Meeting of the Society of Aquaculture Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (SAEP), held at the BFAR-National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC), Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City, 07 November 1998.