The relevance of invertebrate organisms in aquaculture is growing constantly, with shellfish and crustaceans dominant.

With diet testing, new systems and pond designe, and completion of density and behavioural studies, the Aquaculture Research Group plays a key role in development of new invertebrate culture concepts and optimisation of existing production strategies.

The commercial importance of novel species (e.g. Sea Cucumbers) is bringing these newcomers to the fore in invertebrate aquaculture. The researchers at ZAF / AQF develop and test new approaches to husbandry and culture systems and integrate them into industry.

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