Cultivation of Marine Shrimp in a Super Intensive System Amid Bioflocs

Responsible: Dr Dariano Krummenauer
Credits: 01 (15 h/a)
Offered: set/out

Syllabus:
The course aims to provide knowledge about the techniques used to produce marine shrimp in superintensive systems using biofloc technology. During the course, the following theoretical themes will be addressed: basic aspects of cultivation in biofloc systems; main microbial processes involved in the system; Biofloc Formation; Nitrification Processes; Organic Fertilization; Main water quality principles (O2, pH, Alkalinity, CO2, etc); Management aspects in the BFT system; Total Suspended Solids and control; Cultivation structures (BFT system); Food and nutrition strategies and use of Probiotics; Relation of bioflocs with biosafety; Main equipment involved and; Production and productivities in the BFT system. In addition to these activities, scientific articles will be selected for presentation of seminars by students and discussion in the classroom.

References
Books:
– Avnimelech, Y. 2009. Biofloc technology - A practicalguide book. The World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
- Browdy, C. L. &Jory, D. L. 2009. The rising tide proceedings of the sustainable shrimp farming.World Aquaculture Society. Baton Rouge, LA USA.
- Pillay, T. V. R. &Kutty, M. N. 2005. Aquaculture: Principles and Practices (2nd edition), Blackwell Pub.Oxford, UK.
- LeRoy, R. C. &Flos, R. 2002. Perspectives on Responsible Aquaculture for the New Millenium.World Aquaculture Society. Baton Rouge, LA USA.
- Browdy, C. L. &Jory, D. L. 2001. The New Wave: Proceedings of a Special Session on Sustainable Shrimp Farming. World Aquaculture Society. Baton Rouge, LA USA.
- Chamberlain, G. 1995. Fronteirs in shrimp nutrition. Swimming Trough Troubled Water. Proceedings of the special session on Shrimp Farming. WAS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 108-117 pp.
- Fast, A. W. & Lester, L.J. 1992. Marine shrimp culture. Principles and practices.Elsivier, New York.

Scientific journals:
- Aquaculture
- Aquaculture Research
- Aquaculture International
- Aquaculture Nutrition
- Aquaculture Reports
- Journal of the World Aquaculture Society

Magazines:
Aquaculture Magazine
Global Aquaculture Advocate