Received: Jul 03, 2023, Manuscript No. JAEFR-23-110553; Editor assigned: Jul 05, 2023, Pre QC No. JAEFR-23-110553 (PQ); Reviewed: Jul 19, 2023, QC No. JAEFR-23-110553; Revised: Jul 24, 2023, Manuscript No. JAEFR-23-110553 (R); Published: Jul 31, 2023, DOI: 10.3153/JAEFR.9.7.064
Citation: Worku T Bitew. Reusing chitin rich seafood waste to raise hot water fish. J Aquacult Eng Fish Res. 2023; 9(7)
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