Use of chemicals in aquaculture - issues of concern

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dc.contributor.author Zingde, M.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-10T10:08:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-10T10:08:18Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Indian Soc. Fish. Prof., Vol.1; 8-9p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1741
dc.description.abstract Majority of aquaculture practices are still based on extensive and semi-intensive farming systems though a trend to intensify operations to enhance yields and improve the efficiency of the production process has emerged in recent years. Apart from better management of water resources and water quality, use of high quality seed, optimising stocking densities of seed fish and refining feed and feeding techniques, usage of chemicals has contributed in increase in production efficiency as well as reduction of wastes and losses. Disease outbreak is a constant threat to the cultured stock that makes aquaculturists apply disease control chemicals to treat or prevent such outbreaks. A key problem however is a lack of sufficient knowledge and experience in use of chemicals that leads to their use or misuse. The chemicals used in intensive and sometimes in semi-intensive aquaculture typically include chemotherapeutants, feed additives, hormones, pesticides and parasiticides. Major environmental and human health issues associated with their use in aquaculture are discussed
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Indian Society for Fishery Professionals
dc.rights Copyright [1999]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject aquaculture
dc.subject water purification
dc.subject aquaculture effluents
dc.subject pesticides
dc.subject hormones
dc.subject drug resistence
dc.subject aquaculture techniques
dc.title Use of chemicals in aquaculture - issues of concern
dc.type Journal Article


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