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Tilapia production systems with certification potential

Grant number: 18/20463-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Aquaculture
Principal Investigator:Fabiana Garcia Scaloppi
Grantee:Luiz Henrique Castro David
Host Institution: Instituto de Pesca. Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/21703-6 - Use of mathematical models and emergy synthesis for the identification and valuation of ecosystem services and externalities in aquaculture production, BE.EP.DR


Several concerns regarding the future of growing Aquaculture production are emerging, especially due to negative environmental impacts of the activity. Many systems, models and production techniques, such as bioflocs, aquaponics, integrated multitrophic, policultures and recirculation, have been developed due to the concerns with the environmental degradation of Aquaculture production. Currently these are being used to manage the use of natural resources and to reduce negative impacts of the activity, making it more sustainable. In this sense, the search for sustainable products has been increasing in the past years. This is because, for some consumers, besides the animals' welfare and the quality of products, valorizing natural, social, economic and institutional resources are important factors that must be taken into account by farmers. Despite the growth potential of a "sustainable market", few Aquaculture products with this designation are found. Thus, the aim of this proposal is to diagnose sustainable systems and management techniques in tilapia production and develop a certification protocol. To this end, two experiments will be conducted, one in cages and other in ponds, in order to evaluate the use of periphyton as complementary feed. Additionally, data will be collected in commercial fish farms that uses bioflocs and aquaponics. From these data and the obtained experimental results, the sustainability of different systems will be measured by the emergy synthesis, so the certification protocol can be created. In this sense, the study aims to plan and institute a more resilient model of production to guarantee the long-term success of the activity and a potential certification. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DAVID, LUIZ H.; PINHO, SARA M.; AGOSTINHO, FENI; KIMPARA, JANAINA MITSUE; KEESMAN, KAREL J.; GARCIA, FABIANA. Emergy synthesis for aquaculture: A review on its constraints and potentials. Reviews in Aquaculture, v. 13, n. 2, . (18/20463-9, 18/13235-0, 19/21703-6, 19/02140-0)
PINHO, SARA M.; DAVID, LUIZ H.; GARCIA, FABIANA; KEESMAN, KAREL J.; PORTELLA, MARIA CELIA; GODDEK, SIMON. South American fish species suitable for aquaponics: a review. AQUACULTURE INTERNATIONAL, . (17/50431-9, 18/13235-0, 19/02140-0, 19/21315-6, 18/20463-9, 19/21703-6)
DAVID, LUIZ H.; CAMPOS, DENIS WJ.; PINHO, SARA M.; ROMERA, DAIANE M.; GARCIA, FABIANA. rowth performance of Nile tilapia reared in cages in a farm dam submitted to a feed reduction strategy in a periphyton-based syste. AQUACULTURE RESEARCH, v. 53, n. 3, . (16/07696-9, 18/20463-9)
DAVID, LUIZ H.; PINHO, SARA M.; ROMERA, DAIANE M.; CAMPOS, DENIS W. J.; FRANCHINI, ARIEL C.; GARCIA, FABIANA. Tilapia farming based on periphyton as a natural food source. Aquaculture, v. 547, . (18/20463-9, 18/13235-0, 16/07696-9)
PINHO, SARA M.; DAVID, LUIZ H.; GARCIA, FABIANA; KEESMAN, KAREL J.; PORTELLA, MARIA CELIA; GODDEK, SIMON. South American fish species suitable for aquaponics: a review. AQUACULTURE INTERNATIONAL, v. 29, n. 4, p. 1427-1449, . (19/02140-0, 19/21703-6, 17/50431-9, 18/20463-9, 18/13235-0, 19/21315-6)
PINHO, SARA M.; DE LIMA, JESSICA P.; DAVID, LUIZ H.; EMERENCIANO, MAURICIO G. C.; GODDEK, SIMON; VERDEGEM, MARC C. J.; KEESMAN, KAREL J.; PORTELLA, MARIA CELIA. FLOCponics: The integration of biofloc technology with plant production. Reviews in Aquaculture, . (19/21703-6, 18/13235-0, 17/50431-9, 19/21315-6, 18/20463-9)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
DAVID, Luiz Henrique Castro. Sustainability of tilapia production systems. 2021. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias. Jaboticabal Jaboticabal.

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