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Qualitative assessment of initial biofouling on fish nets used in marine cage aquaculture

Citation
Corner R, Ham D, Bron J & Telfer T (2007) Qualitative assessment of initial biofouling on fish nets used in marine cage aquaculture, Aquaculture Research, 38 (6), pp. 660-663.

Abstract
A short communication which assesses the process of initial development of biofilms on nets used for fish culture in marine systems. Settlement follows a pattern of succession through conditioning, bacteria and diatoms with associated Extracellular Polymeric Substance (EPS) and other microscopic algae and fauna. Initial settlement appears to accelerate further settlement.

Keywords
biofilm; biofouling; cage aquaculture; scanning electron microscope; confocal scanning laser microscopy

Subject headings
Integrated agriculture systems; Fish ponds; Aquaculture

StatusPublished
AuthorsCorner Richard, Ham Donna, Bron James, Telfer Trevor
Publication date04/2007
Publication date online05/04/2007
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN 1355-557X
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Aquaculture Research: Volume 38, Issue 6 (2007-04)

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