The pseudo-green water technique for intensive rearing of sea bream (Sparus aurata) larvae

TitleThe pseudo-green water technique for intensive rearing of sea bream (Sparus aurata) larvae
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsPapandroulakis, N, Divanach P, Anastasiadis P, Kentouri M
JournalAquaculture International
Volume9
Issue3
Pages205 - 216
KeywordsLarval rearing, Production technique, Pseudo-green water, Sparus aurata
Abstract

The "pseudo green water" technology for sea bream (Sparus aurata) larval rearing was evaluated by analyzing results of a 2-year study, performed in a pilot scale system. The technology is characterized by the daily addition of phytoplankton in the rearing tanks during the first month of rearing. Effects of egg origin, spawning season and initial larval density on the larval rearing were investigated. Fish reared in "pseudo green water" systems for 60 days, presented high biological performance in terms of survival (56 ± 16%), mean weight (62 ± 12 mg), total length (20 ± 1 mm), conformity with wild standard (88 ± 9%), and functional swim bladder (93 ± 4%). The results present homogenity between the categories (origin of eggs, time of spawning, initial egg density) studied, proving the stability of the technology.

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