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An experimental culture-research facility for the American lobster, Homarus americanus
Sastry, A.N. (1976). An experimental culture-research facility for the American lobster, Homarus americanus, in: Persoone, G. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 1. Research in mariculture at laboratory- and pilot scale. pp. 419-435
In: Persoone, G.; Jaspers, E. (Ed.) (1976). Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 1. Research in mariculture at laboratory- and pilot scale. IZWO: Wetteren. ISBN 90-6281-001-2. 620 pp., more

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  • Sastry, A.N.

Abstract
    An experimental culture-research facility for the american lobster, Homarus americanus has been developed for culturing lobsters from egg incubation to minimum market size. The facility included three separate seawater systems for egg incubation and hatching, larval culture and juvenile grow-out to minimum market size. The three systems can be operated using recirculating, partially recirculating, or flow through water. For the past 3 years, egg incubation and larval culture have been carried out for the production of juvenile stocks. The post-larval lobsters have been grown for more than 3 years on a diet of live blue mussel meat in the closed juvenile grow-out system. Observations on the juveniles maintained in this system indicate that optimal diet and knowledge of water quality requirements are needed for improving growth and survival rates. The design of juvenile grow-out systems incorporates many features for conducting a variety of studies applicable to future lobster farming.

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