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Spawning of flat-fish in captivity - sex pheromones and reproduction in flat-fish broodstocks (was FC0113) - FC0904

Summary Objectives:-
Establish whether the poor reproductive performance of marine flatfish brood stocks, as shown by failure to spawn, low egg yield etc is caused by the release of pheromones, brought about by social factors e.g. overcrowding and competition.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Improve the quality and yield of eggs and sperm, leading to reduced broodstock sizes, higher larval survival rates and thus a lowering of production costs for the aquaculture industry.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Sex pheromones and Reproduction in flatfish broodstocks   (1135k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 1999

Cost: £60,451
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - East Anglia
Fish Farming              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture