Animal Sciences
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Aquaculture research focuses primarily on water ecology management of integrated aquaculture-agriculture systems to ensure the sustainable and viability of such systems.  Other research projects focus on the nutrition and physiological management of several species to optimize the production of freshwater and marine aquaculture species under commercial as well as small-scale or rural farming conditions. Species, among others, that are studied include several of the tilapia species such as the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), brine shrimp (Artemia naupli), and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), and abalone (Haliotis midae).  ​​