Management of Scotland's salmon resource - Advances in aquaculture


Stead S (2000) Management of Scotland's salmon resource - Advances in aquaculture. Periodicum Biologorum, 102 (SUPPL 1), pp. 557-563.

This paper discusses current issues and future prospects of salmon farming in Scotland with an emphasis on how knowledge on feeding behaviour (food consumption) can help to reduce environmental impacts of fish farming in coastal zones. The effects of day length (photoperiod), sea water transfer, ration level and sexual maturation on food consumption - measured using X-radiography - were examined in individual Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. in 3 experiments. In experiment 1, fish reared under a long day (LD) light regime (LD 16 hours light: 8 hours darkness) in autumn had higher feeding rates compared with fish on a shorter day (SD) light regime (SD 8:16; P

Periodicum Biologorum: Volume 102, Issue SUPPL 1

Publication date31/12/2000
Date accepted by journal01/01/2000