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Comparison of ASA-IM 80:20 and Traditional Polyculture Technologies for Pond Production of Grass Carp

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Michael C. Cremer, Zhou Enhua and Zhang Jian
ASA-IM/China Aquaculture Program

A fish feeding trial was jointly conducted by the American Soybean Association International Marketing (ASA-IM) program, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS/ICD), the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES) of the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA), and the Jiangsu Provincial Fisheries Extension Center (JFEC) to demonstrate the productivity, economic, and environmental advantages of the ASA-IM 80:20 pond technology in comparison to a Chinese polyculture technology that used a combination of local feed and fresh grass. The feeding trial was conducted on a commercial fish farm in the Yangzhong area of Jiangsu Province, China. The trial was managed by the ASA-IM aquaculture program and JFEC, in collaboration with FAS and SEPA.

Product Classification: 
Soy Hulls
Soybean Meal
Region Classification: 
North Asia
Technology Classification: 
80:20 Freshwater
Freshwater Species Classification: 
Grass Carp