Tilapia Aquaculture in the North Central Region #2



The second Tilapia Funded Project.   Chaired by Paul Brown.


1. Compare feeds developed through the first NCRAC-funded Tilapia project as well as the Wastes/Effluents project to standard commercial feeds in different commercial scale recirculating aquaculture systems based on growth, performance (survival, health, feed conversion), water quality, and economic impacts.  To ensure the applicability of results to commercial systems, the minimum size of an experimental recirculating unit must be 18, 927 L (5,000  gal) per biofilter and the minimum replicate tank size must be at least 3,785 L (1,000 gal).

2. Conduct "break-even analysis" for raising tilapia in a recirculating aquaculture system on a commercial scale with a minimum recirculating system size of 18,927 L (5,000 gal) per biofilter, capable of producing a minimum of 11,340 kg/yr (25,000 lb/yr).


Principal Investigator/Institution Objectives


Paul B. Brown (Purdue University)      1


Christopher C. Kohler (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)      1


Donald L. Garling (Michigan State University)      1


Susan T. Kohler (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)      2





Project Outline (200K pdf file)

Termination Report (60K pdf file)

Project Number: 2

09/01/1998 to 12/31/2002
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