Egg and Fry Production
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.
KeywordsChannel Catfish Brood Stock Brood Fish Nursery Pond Hatchery Water
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