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Fawen HU, Ming SUN, Jinghui FANG, Guodong WANG, Li LI, Fengxiang GAO, Yuxia JIAN, Xue WANG, Guangbin LIU, Yan ZOU, Wen GUO. Carbon and nitrogen budget in fish-polychaete integrated aquaculture system[J]. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2021, 39(3): 1151-1159

Carbon and nitrogen budget in fish-polychaete integrated aquaculture system

Fawen HU1, Ming SUN1, Jinghui FANG2,3, Guodong WANG4, Li LI1, Fengxiang GAO1, Yuxia JIAN1, Xue WANG1, Guangbin LIU1, Yan ZOU1, Wen GUO1
1 Marine Biology Institute of Shandong Province, Qingdao 266104, China;
2 Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China;
3 Laboratory for Marine Fisheries Science and Food Production Processes, Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology(Qingdao), Qingdao 266071, China;
4 Marine Science and Engineering College, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao 266109, China
Integrated multi-tropic aquaculture (IMTA) systems have been used in China for many years and have achieved significant economic, social, and ecological benefits. However, there is still a lack of benthic bioremediation species that can effectively utilize the aquaculture particulate organic waste in the system. Polychaete Perinereis aibuhitensis Grube is used as an environmental remediation species for large-scale aquaculture to reduce particulate organic waste, which is of great significance to environmental protection. To improve bio-elements utilization efficiency, P. aibuhitensis was applied for IMTA indoor fish (Hexagrammos otakii) farming. Results showed that in the system, production of 1 kg of the fish discharged 2 141-2 338 mg of carbon and 529-532 mg of nitrogen, while in the monoculture of the fish, the figures were 3 033-3 390 mg and 764-794 mg, or 24.84%-35.26% and 30.35%-33.32% less, respectively. This approach promoted IMTA technology that could utilize the particulate organic waste from intensive aquaculture and reduce the adverse environmental effects.
Key words:    Perinereis aibuhitensis Grube|Hexagrammos otakii|integrated multi-tropic aquaculture (IMTA)|carbon and nitrogen budget|sediment remediation   
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