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Title: Effects Of Land-Based Trout Farms On The Benthis Macroinvertebrate Community In A Turkish Brook 
Author: Kırkagaç, Mine Uzbliek; Pulatsü, Serap; Köksal, Gülten
Date: 2004
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Kirkagaç, M.U., Pulatsü, S., & Köksal, G. (2004). Effects Of Land-Based Trout Farms On The Benthis Macroinvertebrate Community In A Turkish Brook. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 56(1), 59-67.
Abstract: Benthic macroinvertebrates and physico-chemical parameters were surveyed at the source of the Karasu Brook in Bozüyük, Bilecik Province, Turkey, and at the inlets and outlets of five rainbow trout farms that use the brook water and discharge effluents into it. The dissolved oxygen, pH, ammonia-nitrogen, nitrite-nitrogen, nitrate-nitrogen and total phosphorus in the farm effluents were within effluent standards for trout farming in different countries. The macroinvertebrate community in the brook consisted of Mollusca, Gastropoda (Physidae, Limnaedae, Planorbidae, Neritidae), Bivalvia (Spharidae), Annelidae, Oligochaeta (Tubificidae), Hirudinea (Glos- siphonidae, Erpobdellidae), Arthropoda, Insecta (Chironomidae, Ephemerellidae) and Crustacea (Gammaridae, Asellidae). Tubificidae and Chironomidae were generally observed in all sampling stations; the highest abundance was in the inlets and outlets of the two farms nearest the source. The most common measures of biodiversity, i.e., richness, Simpson’s index, Shannon-Wiener index and evenness, were used during the year-long study.
Series/Report No.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Pages/Duration: 9 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19095
Keywords: benthic macroinvertebrate, diversity indices, fish farm effluents, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Periodicals.

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