Products (GTP Manufactured)
Products (Distribution Lines)
5/17 New Product: Peristaltic Pumps
5/17 New Product: Flow Indicators
3/17 Poly Tank Price Increase
1/17 Walchem Price Increase
2018 Holiday Schedule
Mon, Jan 1st - New Years
Mon, May 28th - Memorial Day
Wed, July 4th - Independence Day
Mon, Sep 3rd - Labor Day
Mon, Nov 12th - Veterans Day
Thu, Nov 22nd - Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov 23rd - Thanksgiving
Mon, Dec 24th - Christmas
Tuesday Dec 25th - Christmas
Aquaculture is the farming of fish, crustaceans, mollusc's, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish. Aquaculture farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc.
Types of aquaculture include:
Alga-culture (such as seaweed farming)
Cultivation of Ornamental Fish.
As with the farming of terrestrial animals, social attitudes influence the need for humane practices and regulations in farmed marine animals. Under the guidelines advised by the Farm Animal Welfare Council good animal welfare means both fitness and a sense of wellbeing in the animal's physical and mental state.
This can be defined by the Five Freedoms:
Freedom from hunger & thirst
Freedom from discomfort
Freedom from pain, disease, or injury
Freedom to express normal behavior
Freedom from fear and distress
Some 16 countries now use geothermal energy for aquaculture, including China, Israel, and the United States. In California, for example, 15 fish farms produce tilapia, bass, and catfish with warm water from underground. This warmer water enables fish to grow all year round and mature more quickly. Collectively these California farms produce 4.5 million kilograms of fish each year.
GTP QR VCard
2006 General Treatment Products, Inc. All Rights Reserved