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Protein and lipid metabolism of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer): nutrition and sub-optimum environmental conditions


Carter, CG and Bridle, AR and Katersky Barnes, RS and Alhazzaa, R and Nichols, PD, Protein and lipid metabolism of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer): nutrition and sub-optimum environmental conditions, Second International Symposium on Perch and Bass, 27-30 October 2016, Wuhan, China (2016) [Keynote Presentation]

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Asian sea bass or barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a robust species and maintains high levels of growth performance over a wide range of environments. Potentially limiting environmental conditions, particularly those imposed by sub-optimum temperatures, test the adequacy of nutrient supply and limit the maximum efficiency of growth and nutrient retention. Generally for fish, nutrient requirements have mainly been defined for small juvenile animals held under optimum environmental conditions. In contrast, the majority of aquaculture is conducted outdoors and where fish are subject to periods of sub-optimum environmental conditions. All species have a thermal tolerance range, the range of temperature over which it survives and where growth occurs. The optimal temperature range for Asian sea bass growth is 27-36C however, with the expansion of the aquaculture industry from tropical to temperate climates, farming occurs at temperatures across the thermal tolerance range of 15 to 40C. Consequently, Asian sea bass provides a model species with which to study how environmental factors affect growth processes and overall performance.

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Item Type:Keynote Presentation
Keywords:barramundi, aquaculture, nutrition, climate change
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:Carter, CG (Professor Chris Carter)
UTAS Author:Bridle, AR (Associate Professor Andrew Bridle)
UTAS Author:Katersky Barnes, RS (Dr Robin Katersky Barnes)
UTAS Author:Alhazzaa, R (Dr Ramez Alhazzaa)
UTAS Author:Nichols, PD (Dr Peter Nichols)
ID Code:112285
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2016-11-02
Last Modified:2017-01-09
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