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หัวข้อ: Macroalgae to feed organic shrimp produced
เริ่มหัวข้อโดย: aranya ที่ สิงหาคม 05, 2010, 08:18:58 PM
Macroalgae to feed organic shrimp produced  

Thursday, August 05, 2010, 16:30 (GMT + 9)

Scientists at the Institute of Oceanological Investigation (IIO) from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) and members of the productive sector are undertaking the production of macroalgae for organic shrimp farming.

According to Isaí Pacheco Ruiz, director of the IIO, the algae produced in the Laboratory of Biotechnology is sent to Los Mochis in the state of Sinaloa, which is used to feed the crustaceans, reports El Vigía.

"The organic material is used to feed the shrimp, since on the algae grow a large number of invertebrates, which provide the fatty acids that the algae does not contain," said Pacheco Ruiz.

Shrimp, being omnivorous, eat the organisms that grow on the algae without having to artificially feed.

The IIO director added: "This natural fattening process gives organic shrimp its name, which on the market fetches three times the value of a shrimp caught at sea."

"The plant that we produce, once harvested, we extract its juice which is used as organic agricultural fertilizer for corn, tomatoes, nuts and apples, to increase productivity," said the expert.

Moreover, what is left over from the juice is used as a sediment for the growth of earthworms and generation of humus, which is integrated into the organic fertilizer.

Pacheco Ruiz also said that macroalgae to fight cancer and treat patients with AIDS is also being researched, since it possesses antiviral and anti-cancerous properties.

By Analia Murias