The Use of Artemia for Aquaculture Industry: An Updated Overview

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Center for Applied Research on the Environment & Sustainability

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Khaled Madkour, Mahmoud A.O. Dawood,Hani Sewilam

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Research Article

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Annals of Animal Science

Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2023




The increasing global population tends many sectors to overcome the food security issue; sustainable aquaculture is one of the systems that reveal the food problem in the world. The aquaculture industry is drastically increasing to offer the growing demand for this food type. The high mortalities threaten this sector during the first larval stages because of the low supplies of suitable feed for the fish larva. Artemia is vital for the aquaculture industry as it is the primary feed source for fish larvae; it is distinguished by its small size, food car-rier characteristic, and off-the-shelf food feature. However, the principal source of artemia cysts has been affected by climate change, ul-timately affecting artemia cyst production. Consequently, many areas worldwide try to produce artemia locally to satisfy the aquaculture rearing requirements. As a feed transmitter, artemia can be enriched with essential elements to feed the fish larvae; this method increases survivability, growth performance, and other growth indicators for many fish species. This review aimed to update the academia and stakeholders involved in artemia production in relation to the aquaculture industry. an updated overview of artemia production is also presented in the current review

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