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Seminar: EMS in Shrimp - University of Malaya 30 November 2013 - ASEM Aquaculture: Health

Seminar: EMS in Shrimp - University of Malaya 30 November 2013 - ASEM Aquaculture: Health | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

The Malaysian Society of Marine Science (MSMS), Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), Biovalence Sdn. Bhd. and Blue Archipelago shall be jointly hosting a One-Day Seminar on EMS which has led to a major reduction of shrimp produced in farms with annual losses of over USD 1 billion. This seminar shall address the potential mechanism of EMS, the most up-to-date research from leading labs as well as practical measures on how to control the outbreak and still make profits.

Researchers, technicians, shrimp farmers, government officers, suppliers, feed millers and other parties involved in the shrimp culture industry are encouraged to participate in this seminar that brings experts from USA, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia together for a round-table Q & A session with farmers and researchers.

 


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John Bostock's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:39 AM

Highly recommended if you can make it.

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Ammonia in fish ponds | UPM Aquatic Animal Health Unit

Ammonia in fish ponds | UPM Aquatic Animal Health Unit | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Ammonia is toxic to fish if allowed to accumulate in fish production systems. When ammonia accumulates to toxic levels, fish cannot extract energy from feed efficiently. If the ammonia concentration gets high enough, the fish will become lethargic and eventually fall into a coma and die.

In properly managed fish ponds, ammonia seldom accumulates to lethal concentrations. However, ammonia can have so-called “sublethal” effects—such as reduced growth, poor feed conversion, and reduced disease resistance—at concentrations that are lower than lethal concentrations


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John Bostock's curator insight, October 11, 2013 8:27 AM

Nice blog article on the health effects of ammonia build up in fish ponds and how the problem may be managed