The effect of stocking density and repeated handling on the growth of juvenile mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck & Schlegel 1843)

Pirozzi, Igor, Booth, Mark A, and Pankhurst, Patricia M. (2009) The effect of stocking density and repeated handling on the growth of juvenile mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck & Schlegel 1843). Aquaculture International, 17 (2). pp. 199-205.

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Abstract

The effect of stocking density on the growth of mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus, was tested with 17 g fish stocked at 4.08, 8.16, or 16.32 kg m−3 in 50 l aquaria. Weight checks were carried out every 2 weeks to track performance. Each density treatment was also compared to a nonhandled control group to establish if handling during weight checks influenced the growth of mulloway. Mulloway performed poorly at the lowest density and, under the current experiment conditions, growth did not appear to be negatively affected by regular handling.

Item ID: 7956
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus, stocking density, growth, handling, marine science
ISSN: 1573-143X
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 05:46
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 100%
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