Health & Welfare

Testing an intensive shrimp hatchery system using biofloc technology

The use of biofloc technology (BFT) is increasing in the commercial production of several important aquatic species, as it can increase production and efficiency and minimize the potential impacts of effluents. This study showed that BFT systems without water exchange and supplemented with molasses or dextrose as a carbon source yield adequate production and water quality during the hatchery phase of L. vannamei.