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Title: Rearing White Grouper (Epinephelus aeneus) in Low Salinity Water: Effects of Dietary Salt Supplementation 
Author: Cnaani, Avner; Amir Stavi; Smirnov, Margarita; Harpaz, Sheenan
Date: 2012
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Abstract: The white grouper (Epinephelus aeneus) is native to the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is an important species in fisheries of this region, having high market value. Our project of white grouper domestication in brackish water systems aims at developing culture methods for local conditions. The study evaluates the potential of culturing white grouper in low salinity water and the effect of an NaCl-enriched diet on this species. The results of a three-month culture period, conducted at a commercial farm, demonstrate that white grouper can grow in 3 ppt salinity and that 3% dietary salt supplementation can significantly improve its growth. However, the overall growth performance in low salinity was below expected for this species and further research is needed to develop culture practices for white grouper.
Series/Report No.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Pages/Duration: 5 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
Identifier: IJA_64.2012.760
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.||Fish culture--Periodicals.||Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals.||Aquaculture--Periodicals.

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