International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 225

Table of Content: September 2013; 5(9)

September 2013

Enzyme activity in the Nile perch gut: Implications to Nile perch culture

Nile perch (Lates niloticus) is a high-value freshwater fish of great social economic importance in Africa’s great lakes region. High demand for this fish has caused its extensive harvest, resulting into a decline in the species stocks and consequently financial loss to the Nile perch industry. Several strategies have been suggested to reinstate the fish population, including the domestication of Nile perch,...

Author(s): Namulawa V. T., Kato C. D., Rutaisire J., Britz P. J.,  Beukes N., Pletschke BI and Whiteley C.

September 2013

Partial replacement of fish meal by earthworm meal (Libyodrilus violaceus) in diets for African catfish, Clarias gariepinus

A seven-week feeding trial was conducted to examine the possibility of replacing fish meal with earthworm meal in the diets of the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus fry. Fish meal protein was replaced by earthworm meal at 0% (D0); 15% (D15); 25% (D25); 35% (D35); and 50% (D50). The diets were isonitrogenous (54%) and fed thrice daily to triplicate groups of African catfish fry at 5% body weight. Diet...

Author(s): Dedeke G. A., Owa S. O., Olurin K. B., Akinfe A. O. and Awotedu O. O.

September 2013

Utilization of blood meal as a protein ingredient from animal waste product in the diet of Oreochromis niloticus

Three iso-nitrogenous diet of 35% crude protein were prepared with blood meal at various inclusion level of 0, 50 and 100%. These were coded Treatment 1 (T1), Treatment 2 (T2), and Treatment 3 (T3) respectively. The diet with 0% blood meal was used as control. Oreochromis niloticus average initial weight of 6.20±0.02 g were randomly allocated to three treatment diets, 20 fingerlings per unit...

Author(s):   Aladetohun N. F. and Sogbesan O. A.

September 2013

Accumulation of some potentially toxic metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in marine clam Liochoncha ornata collected from the Omani Sea

Clam samples of Liochoncha ornata were collected for a period of one year from July 2009 to June 2010 at monthly interval. The soft tissue of clams was analyzed to detect some potentially toxic metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Accumulation of Hg, Cd and Pb in the clam tissues showed variability with a mean concentration of 0.011±0.009, 1.769±0.942 and 0.015±0.039...

Author(s): M. Al-Busaidi, P. Yesudhason, A. Al-Waili, W. Al-Rahbi, K. Al-Harthy, N. Al-Mazrooei and S. Al-Habsi