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Photoperiod manipulation and growth of Atlantic cod (Gadhus morhua)


Davie, A and Porter, MJR and Bromage, NR, Photoperiod manipulation and growth of Atlantic cod (Gadhus morhua), Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 28, (1-4) pp. 399-401. ISSN 0920-1742 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1023/B:FISH.0000030605.19179.f8


Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) placed under 24 hour illumination (LL) from 15 months post hatch (MPH), did not spawn at 2 years and only 7.2% were found to be spawning at 3 years. Ultrasound scanning however showed some gonad development from 22-28 MPH in the LL treated group. This data shows that cod reared in enclosed tanks receiving LL from 15 MPH do not spawn at two years, however, they do go through some gonadal development. Cod placed under LL between 6-18 MPH. showed that in order to prevent spawning at 24 MPH, LL must be applied at or before 15 MPH. and after such time not be returned to a SNP. © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Porter, MJR (Dr Mark Porter)
ID Code:35090
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:26
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2005-08-02
Last Modified:2010-03-24

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