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Development of cultivation techniques for Halibut - FC0103

R&D Summary objectives:- Determine for Halibut the optimum larval rearing conditions and feed requirements to achieve good survival rates, as an input to the assessment of the potential for Halibut farming. Key customer purpose:- Enable MAFF to participate in the experimental Halibut farmng programme, and assess the potential for the UK fish farming industry to expand and diversify.
Apply the results of basic experiments previously conducted and currently underway at Ardtoe and elsewhere to the development of rearing systems for the following stages of halibut: 1. Eggs: handling and incubation - stage I 2. Yolk-sac larvae - stage II 3. First-feeding larvae - stage III 4. Metamorphosed juveniles - stage IV 5. Weaned juveniles - stage V The emphasis will be an optimisation of larval selection and environmental conditions to achieve good survival rates in systems with significant numbers of animals.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1995

Cost: £475,999
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Seafish Industry Authority
Fish Farming              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture