Deliverable 2: Report on the production of GIF by turbot, the effects on growth performance of turbot of local GIF production within RAS and the presence of GIF at commercial farm level

E. Schram, J.W. van der Heul, J.G. Jol, B. Vincon, J. Bout, J. Cornelisse

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Abstract

One of the working hypotheses of this project is that growth retardation of turbot cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) is caused by the accumulation of growth inhibiting factors (GIF) produced by the turbot themselves in the culture water. Our first goal was to demonstrate the production of growth inhibiting factors by turbot following the methodology of Yurl and Perlmutter. A series of successive experiments was performed. Extracts from turbot culture water were tested for GIF presence in early life stage tests using eggs and larvae and small scale growth trials with juveniles. Our second goal was to demonstrate the transfer of GIF between tanks. Four experiments involving the integration of experimental tanks in a farm scale setting were performed. Our third goal was to demonstrate the presence of GIF at commercial farms. Two juvenile growth trials were performed.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages79
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen IMARES
PublisherIMARES
No.C115/08

Keywords

  • fish culture
  • fish farms
  • cropping systems
  • runting
  • growth effects
  • growth inhibitors
  • turbot
  • trials

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