"I feed fish for a living". In five minutes fish nutritionist Dr. Brown shares how we need to know the nutrient requirements of the target species and how feed inputs are critical to a healthy fish.
In Aquaponics we need to feed the fish, bacteria and plants. Jump in and learn more from his experience and how fish nutrition and adjusting the challenge of mineral deficiencies is key in an Aquaponic system.
Professor Brown conducts research in aquaculture, aquaculture nutrition and aquaponics. He teaches Aquaculture, Fish Physiology, Aquaponics and a component of the Fisheries Field Practicum. He has defined diets for new and emerging aquaculture species for the US aquaculture industries and has documented the ability to raise multiple species in north central Indiana. He is expanding his research to international applications, currently in Guatemala and Zambia. His approach is development of sustainable aquaculture diets using existing agricultural products and production systems demanding less water than traditional approaches. Additional considerations are integrated systems in remote areas that link food production systems to documented human nutritional needs and water conservation/sanitation.
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