Ozone Disinfection Has Minimal Impacts on Larvae of Three Important Species in Aquaculture


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Hatchery managers and aquaculturists love to work with fertilized fish eggs because they provide a handling window in which eggs can be manipulated physically without damage. Thus, fertilized egg shipments are commonplace. However, they also worry about disease, and egg shipments require rigorous disinfection with harsh chemicals. Ozone represents a drug-free alternative, but there have been many concerns about potential effects on development.
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This journal review originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Fisheries magazine