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Aquaculture:
the cultivation and husbandry of fish, shellfish and plants in fresh, brackish and salt water
Aquaculture is ___________ is the water.
farming
Aquaculture is __________: it is about ___________, where ___________________________________.
agriculture; domestication; breeding is controlled and organisms are selected for particular qualities
Aquaculture production is achieved by:
human intervention involving physical control of the organism at some point in its life cycle other than at harvest
FAO:
Food and Animal Organization
Which animal converts food to body tissue most efficiently? Why is this important?
Fish; b/c they will require less energy for protein synthesis
poikilotherm
an animal whose body temperature fluctuates with the environment
Species for Aquaculture:
1)Finfish: fins and usually scales
2)Crustaceans: species that molt; includes shrimp/ lobsters
3)Mollusks
4)Seaweeds
What is the #1 species in aquaculture?
Carp
What is the #1 country in aquaculture?
China
What is the #1 Aquacultural species in the US?
Channel Catfish
What is the most common aquaculture product in Florida?
tropical fish
What is the biggest bottleneck for crustaceans and mollusks?
many different larvae stages
What is the biggest bottleneck for finfish?
what to feed the larvae stage