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Egg and Fry Production

  • Craig S. Tucker
  • Edwin H. Robinson

Abstract

Two important considerations when selecting a fish species for culture are whether it will reproduce in captivity and whether the reproductive phase can be controlled or manipulated. These are desirable characteristics in a cultured fish because natural supplies of seed stock cannot be depended on since their availability and quality are inconsistent. Also, unwanted reproduction in food-fish production ponds is undesirable because the competition for space and nutrients of new recruits will reduce yield of marketable fish. Thus a reliable source of high-quality seed stock at an economical cost is essential to large-scale commercial fish culture.

Keywords

Channel Catfish Brood Stock Brood Fish Nursery Pond Hatchery Water 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig S. Tucker
    • 1
  • Edwin H. Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Mississippi State UniversityUSA

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