Improving feeds and feeding practices for the redclaw aquaculture industry

Zeng, Chaoshu, Thobejane, Tubake , and Nguyen, Thi Thu Thuy (2014) Improving feeds and feeding practices for the redclaw aquaculture industry. Report. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Barton, ACT, Australia.

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[Extract] Farming of redclaw, a freshwater crayfish, is a small but dedicated industry in Australia, producing approximately 60 tonnes annually, worth around A$1 million. The majority of redclaw farms are located in rural tropical north Queensland. Over the past decade, redclaw aquaculture industry growth had stagnated and more recently, has declined. Problems associated with feeds have been identified as major factors impacting industry productivity and profitability. Such problems include the low water stability of commercial feed, commercial feed only being available in one size, and the lack of a proper industry feeding management standard. These feed and feeding problems were addressed in this projectthrough a series of laboratory trials over the two - year project. This report provides clear evidence and shows practical ways that current feed formulation and feeding management can be improved, to better meet the requirements of the redclaw farming industry.

Item ID: 43057
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-74254-688-9
ISSN: 1440-6845
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Funders: Marine and Aquaculture Research Facilities Unit
Projects and Grants: RIRDC Project No PRJ-004960
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 22:25
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830101 Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) @ 100%
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