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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part C

Effect of smoked fish waste meal on growth response and fish production of African mudfish (Burchell, 1822): An economic implication in Nigeria


Author(s): Adedokun Mathew Adewale, Ayanboye AO, Oluwafemi ZO

Abstract: The increasing need for livestock feed concentrates in Nigeria cannot be over- emphasized. The increase cost of fish meal and its future availability have made it imperative for the aquaculture industry to reduce or remove fish meal from fish diets when possible. In the present study, growth response, feed efficiency parameters and cost implications were determined. The mean weight gains and total feed fed were significant across the treatments following unique trend pattern of direct proportion to inclusion levels (p<0.05). Total protein intake, feed conversion ratio, protein efficiency ratio and total fish production were all significantly different across treatments /diets (p<0.05). The protein efficiency ratio was highest in diet 5 (90.18) with optimum fish yields of 21.50kg/m3. Economically, the fish feed consumed and weight gained show that, the fish body weight increases with decreases in cost incurred per body weight as the inclusion level of the substitute increases.

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How to cite this article:
Adedokun Mathew Adewale, Ayanboye AO, Oluwafemi ZO. Effect of smoked fish waste meal on growth response and fish production of African mudfish (Burchell, 1822): An economic implication in Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(3):203-208.
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