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The effect of size grading on individual growth in eel, Anguilla anguilla measured by individual marking
Kamstra, A. (1993). The effect of size grading on individual growth in eel, Anguilla anguilla measured by individual marking. Aquaculture 112: 67-77
In: Aquaculture. Elsevier: Amsterdam; London; New York; Oxford; Tokyo. ISSN 0044-8486, more
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Keywords
    Aquaculture techniques; Body size; Dominance; Fish culture; Growth; Hierarchies; Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Kamstra, A.

Abstract
    Effects of size grading on growth in European eel (Anguilla anguilla ) were measured using individually marked eels. The mark was applied by burning and was tested in a separate aquarium experiment. No significant effect of marking on growth and survival could be detected. The return of marked individuals in the grading experiment was 97% on average. Size grading did not have a significant effect on total biomass output or size-frequency distribution. Individual growth rates were not affected by size separation and showed a distribution close to normality.

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