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Biofloc-Copefloc: A Novel Technology for Sustainable Shrimp Farming

  • P. Santhanam
  • S. Ananth
  • S. Dinesh Kumar
  • P. Pachiappan
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Abstract

For the last three decades, since the 1990s, aquaculture has become the fastest growing animal food-producing industry in the world (FAO 2014). It has experienced a tremendous growth in productivity during this period (Asche et al. 2008, 2013). Thus, aquaculture has been one of the most promising animal food-producing sectors, with the lowest feed conversion ratio (Smil 2001), while providing sufficient and highly nutritional food for a growing world population. Particularly, the industry will play a crucial role in meeting increasing demands for healthier animal proteins and lipids. Thus, the contribution of aquaculture in alleviating obesity and its resultant health and social benefits is clear and should not be underestimated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Santhanam
    • 1
  • S. Ananth
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. Dinesh Kumar
    • 1
  • P. Pachiappan
    • 4
  1. 1.Marine Planktonology and Aquaculture Laboratory, Department of Marine Science, School of Marine SciencesBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia
  2. 2.Marine Planktonology & Aquaculture Lab., Department of Marine Science, School of Marine SciencesBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and FisheriesMinistry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Krishi BhavanNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Biotechnology, School of BiosciencesPeriyar UniversitySalemIndia

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