Biofloc Technology (BFT): A Review for Aquaculture Application and Animal Food Industry

  • Emerenciano M
  • Gaxiola G
  • Cuzo G
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Abstract

The aquaculture industry is growing fast at a rate of ~9% per year since the 1970s [1]. However, this industry has come under scrutiny for contribution to environmental degradation and pollution. As a result, requirement for more ecologically sound management and culture practices remains fully necessary. Moreover, the expansion of aquaculture is also restricted due to land costs and by its strong dependence on fishmeal and fish oil [2,3]. Such ingredients are one of the prime constituents of feed for commercial aquaculture [4]. Feed costs represent at least 50% of the total aquaculture production costs, which is predominantly due to the cost of protein component in commercial diets [5].

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Emerenciano, M., Gaxiola, G., & Cuzo, G. (2013). Biofloc Technology (BFT): A Review for Aquaculture Application and Animal Food Industry. In Biomass Now - Cultivation and Utilization. InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/53902

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