Standard Operating Procedures—Water Quality Management for Recirculating Aquaculture

Title

Standard Operating Procedures—Water Quality Management for Recirculating Aquaculture

Series Title

Aquaculture

Number

FA 3B

Files

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Publication Date:

12-2014

Status

Current

Description

Measuring water chemistry prior to feeding will help the farmer gauge the likelihood that fish are stressed. Sick and stressed fish will not eat feed and should not be fed in order to avoid water quality issues and mortality. Visually inspecting fish for external signs of disease such as lesions, discolored skin, and erratic swimming behavior should be done to prevent feeding stressed fish. If the water quality falls within the optimal range and fish appear to be disease free, the farmer should begin feeding by hand a small portion (handful) of the feed that the fish have been rationed.

Keywords:

Environment, Aquaculture

Campus Units

Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Department

Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Disciplines:

Aquaculture and Fisheries | Environmental Monitoring | Natural Resources Management and Policy

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Standard Operating Procedures—Water Quality Management for Recirculating Aquaculture

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