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Fish welfare: Improving fish culture method through modification of the light conditions

Mukai, Yukinori and Saad, Shahbudin and Muhammad, Firdaus Sallehudin (2016) Fish welfare: Improving fish culture method through modification of the light conditions. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration Islamicisation: Focus On Medical & Health Care Sciences 2016 (2WCII-2016), 21st-23rd October 2016, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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God creates fish for the benefit of humankind. For many centuries, fish has been vastly captured and cultured by human to fulfill the demand for food. Besides that, fisheries and aquaculture contribute to the social and economic development of the nation. However, in culturing fish, human tends to overlook the welfare of the fish. Most of the time, fish are exposed to varieties of stressor that can affect their health and reduce their survival and growth rates. As human are encouraged to treat animals including fish with compassion and love, it is important to provide optimum and less stressful conditions in culturing fish. Moreover, fish welfare is an important issue in aquaculture industry, not only for public perception, marketing and product acceptance, but also often in terms of production efficiency, quality and quantity. One of the methods that can be used to improve fish culture environment is through modification of light conditions. Two of the light characteristics that can affect the survival, growth and stress response of the fish are light intensity and light wavelength. Therefore, in this paper, the effects of light intensities and light wavelengths on fish were reviewed to determine the optimum light condition for fish. This information will help fish farmers to improve their fish culture method which in return increase the fish health quality and production.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6616/52789
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish welfare, aquaculture, stress response, light conditions
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Dr. Yukinori Mukai
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 09:11
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 09:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52789

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