Recent Advances in Rotifer Culture and Its Application for Larviculture of Finfishes

  • M. Kailasam
  • Thirunavukkarasu A. R. 
  • A. G. Ponniah
  • S. Selvaraj
  • P. Stalin


Global production of fish from aquaculture has grown substantially in the past decade reaching 52.5 million tonnes in 2008, compared with 32.4 million tonnes in 2000. Aquaculture continues to be the fast-growing animal food-producing sector and currently accounts for nearly half (45.6 %) of the world’s food fish consumption compared with 33.8 % in 2000. The value of world aquaculture, excluding aquatic plants, is estimated at US$ 98.4 billion in 2008. A forecast indicates that aquaculture food fish production is expected to be 57.2 % million tonnes in 2010 (FAO 2010). Asian countries are dominating the world in aquaculture production due to the favourable tropical climatic conditions and the availability of suitable sites and natural water resources such as bays, rivers, estuaries and brackishwater lagoons.


Fish Larva Mass Culture Nannochloropsis Oculata Rotifer Culture Post Hatch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kailasam
    • 1
  • Thirunavukkarasu A. R. 
    • 1
  • A. G. Ponniah
    • 1
  • S. Selvaraj
    • 1
  • P. Stalin
    • 1
  1. 1.Fish Culture DivisionCentral Institute of Brackishwater AquacultureChennaiIndia

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