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In-pond Raceway Aquaculture (IPA) Technology Successfully Demonstrated in China

Year Published: 
2013
Results of USSEC/China 2013 Freshwater Aquaculture Feeding Demonstration
Author: 
Zhou Enhua, Zhang Jian and Michael C. Cremer
Institution: 
U.S. Soybean Export Council
Summary: 

An in-pond raceway system to intensify pond aquaculture production demonstration was jointly conducted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) program, in collaboration with the Jiangsu Provincial Fisheries Extension Center and Wujiang Municipal Aquaculture Co., Ltd. to evaluate the technical and economic feasibilities of the in-pond raceway aquaculture (IPA) technology. The IPA technology was first developed in the United States as a means to increase fish production in the conventional pond units by culturing fish in confined raceway with aerated flowing water and removing fish metabolic wastes. Removal of the solid wastes significantly increases fish production by three times as compared to the conventional 80:20 pond culture technology. The technology was first transferred to China by USSEC through a cooperative project funded by the Iowa Soybean Association and tested at the Pingwang Fish Farm of the Wujiang Municipal Aquaculture Co. Ltd., Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China.

Product Classification: 
Soy Protein Concentrate
Soybean Meal
Region Classification: 
North Asia
Technology Classification: 
Intensive Pond Aquaculture (IPA)
Freshwater Species Classification: 
Grass Carp