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The growth of turbot (Scopthalmus maximus (L.)) in recirculating systems
Poxton, M.G.; Murray, K.R.; Linfoot, B. (1982). The growth of turbot (Scopthalmus maximus (L.)) in recirculating systems. Aquacult. Eng. 1: 23-34
In: Aquacultural engineering. Elsevier: London. ISSN 0144-8609, more
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    Feeding experiments; Fish culture; Growth; Recirculating systems; Scophthalmus maximus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Poxton, M.G.
  • Murray, K.R.
  • Linfoot, B.

    O-group wild turbot (S. maximus (L.)) were used in a number of feeding experiments designed to assess the usefulness of readily available species of industrial fish as feed for the ongrowing stage of cultivation (10-500 g). Sprats (Sprattus sprattus (L.)) and sandeels (Ammodytes marinus Raitt) were the most successful in that feeding rates of 2% live weight per feed gave conversion efficiencies which were generally better than 3:1. A regular regime of two feeds a day should give growth rates approaching 2% per day resulting in an ongrowing period of about 200 days at 16 °C.

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