Practical significance of restricted feeding regime in aquaculture

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Volume 21(1): 18
Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Volume 21(1): 18

Feed is the most expensive component of an aquaculture enterprise, typically accounting for 40-60% of the operating cost depending on the intensity of production. Successful cultured fish production therefore requires optimisation of feeding practices to ensure the most economically effective growth rates and feed utilisation efficiencies. Reducing feed costs for culture practices can be achieved by taking the advantage of the phenomenon of restricted feeding strategies. Under a restricted feeding regime fish convert a greater portion of feed to body weight. Case studies of restricted feeding are presented for several species and the costs savings and other benefits are briefly discussed.


Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.


Aquaculture Asia Magazine, January-March 2017

In this issue:

Anti-microbial resistance in aquaculture; participatory market chain approaches to boost fish nurseries; traditional community fishing practices of rural Assam; practical significance of restricted feeding regimes in aquaculture; Bangana dero: A potential indigenous fish species for diversification of carp culture; shell colour variation in farmed Litopenaeus vannamei: Comparison of white- and brown-shelled shrimp; culture-based fisheries: A low-tech, greenhouse friendly approach to improving food and income for Cambodian families.