Fisheries

Growing duckweed for direct fish consumption has long been a practice around the world. Some fish such as tilapia do quite well on fresh duckweed as their main source of protein and energy. Other species thrive with a 25-60% dry weight ration of duckweed pellets. Recently, duckweed production from wastewater and subsequent use as processed fish food has begun gaining acceptance in the United States both from a practical point of view as well as a financial one. This first video describes how an ILA member, Paul Skillicorn has used duckweed as fresh fish food for over twenty years in Bangladesh.



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