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dc.contributor.author Cnaani, Avner en_US
dc.contributor.author Amir Stavi en_US
dc.contributor.author Smirnov, Margarita en_US
dc.contributor.author Harpaz, Sheenan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T20:52:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T20:52:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.other IJA_64.2012.760 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/23300
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.format.extent 5 pages en_US
dc.publisher Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.||Fish culture--Periodicals.||Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals.||Aquaculture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Rearing White Grouper (Epinephelus aeneus) in Low Salinity Water: Effects of Dietary Salt Supplementation en_US

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