Category: Aquaculture

Energy efficient and sustainable aquaculture water treatment Using microbial fuel cells and membrane-supported biofilms

  • Investigate the feasibility of a new treatment process, based on microbial fuel cells and membrane-supported biofilms reactors for removing nitrogen and sulfide in simulated recirculating aquaculture systems wastewater.
  • Determine the nitrogen and sulfide removal efficiencies, and levels of electric power production
  • Test different reactor configurations under variable loading conditions

Largemouth Bass Muscle Hydrolysate as Practical Replacement of Live Food for Largemouth Bass Larvae

  • Develop an optimal methodology for largemouth bass (LMB) muscle hydrolysis using digestive enzymes representing LMB digestive tract
  • Evaluate the effect of LMB muscle protein hydrolysate used as first feed on the growth and survival of LMB larvae
  • Provide feed/additive manufacturing industry with knowledge and tools required for production of high-quality, cost effective, and well-digested dietary muscle hydrolysate as a source of protein in larval fish feeds

Lipid Nutrition and Metabolism in Yellow Perch

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Develop a growth curve for yellow perch fed purified and practical diets.
  • Evaluate the effects of dietary lipids on growth, feed efficiency, and nutritional composition of fillets.
  • Provide an indication of the essential fatty acid needs of yellow perch.