The major objectives of this proposed project are to (1) conduct a field survey and desktop survey linked with AFCD’s database so as to update the status of local fish ponds; (2) raise the overall fish yield, by enhancing the feed conversion and digestibility of food wastes (e.g. soybean meal, bread, rice and vegetables) used as fish feed, by adding probiotics (e.g. baker yeast) and enzymes (papain and/or bromelain); (3) produce safe and quality fish products by cultivating low-trophic level fish species (such as grass carp and grey mullet), in order to avoid biomagnification of certain persistent pollutants (i.e. pesticides and mercury) along the aquatic food chain; and (4) validate the feasibility of restoring/reactivating some of the ponds for aquaculture, (by recycling food wastes as fish feeds), based on cost benefit analyses. The major purpose of this proposed project is to redevelop the local inland fishery industry in order to produce safe and quality fish products; and to promote recycling of food wastes. The purpose of the project is to redevelop the local inland fishery industry in order to produce safe and quality fish products; and to promote recycling of food wastes.
|Effective start/end date||03/01/11 → 02/07/14|
- Food waste
- Safe and quality fish products
- Inland fishery industry