We are searching for partners and coordinators for the PRIMA call
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
The Central Laboratory for Aquaculture research, is a government organization for research particularly practical research. We concern all related issues for Aquaculture to increase fish production, mitigate the negative impact of Aquaculture, control diseases, set the concept of organic farming systems, utilize all the available resource efficiently and re-utilize the wastes to ultimate the economic efficiency of the fish farms.
Aquaculture has become large enough to have significant impacts on the environment and atural resources, and a number of concerns have been expressed by both environmental activists and scientists. Improper management of fish ponds results in poor water quality, i.e. high levels of toxic nutrients, low DO, high COD and BOD… etc, which exerts stress on the fish leading to reduced growth rate and ending with inevitable fish disease spread out and mass mortality. Poor water quality in large pond area necessitates water replacement at a huge amount as soon as possible which will be at a cost on the receiving water bodies and on neighbor fish farms as well as on fish farm economic status. Efficient management strategy importance emerge as an effective protecting mean against several problems and a guarantee the sustainable success of the aquaculture business.
Recently many techniques have been approved to be effective economic and environmentally means to maintain acceptable water quality within the fish farms during the farming season such as biofloc technology. However, some have disadvantage such as increasing sedimentation rates. This emphasize the need of a complete technology in order to ultimate the efficiency of use the fish farm resources, reduce the cost of production as well as maximize the yield.
In an attempt to achieve best management practices (BMPs), the present study aim to achieve these goals through implementing integration between the biofloc technology and vermicomposting technology.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth