C. F. Knud-Hansen; C.D. McNabb; T. R. Batterson
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Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology
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Abstract: In most waste-fed systems, water quality degradation ultimately limits net fish yields (FY). Often as fertilization rates increase, inefficient nitrogen utilization together with daytime pHs exceeding 9.0 results in high unionized ammonia concentrations which reduce fish growth and survival. FY Generally increases until high unionized ammonia concentrations and/or low morning dissolved oxygen concentrations become growth limiting. For optimal fish yields, maximum food availability must be balanced with favorable pond water quality. This paper examines the role of nitrogen limitation in managing pond eutrophication in order to produce greater and more predictable fish yields.