Category Archives: marine fin fish

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) in the Great Lakes

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) was initially noted as a disease of cultured European rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The disease has been noted amongst marine species, notably farmed turbot (Germany, Scotland and Ireland), but until relatively recently (approximately Spring 2005), appears … Continue reading

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Black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

Charles F. Cotton has published a 2002 MSc thesis entitled Optimizing Growth for Aquaculture of Juvenile Black Sea Bass Centropristis Striata L. : Effects Of Temperature, Salinity, Commercial Diet and Feeding Ration. The abstract notes: A new market has emerged … Continue reading

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Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

According to the Marine Resources Research Institute (South Carolina Department of Natural Resources), the red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) is a long lived marine finfish (> 50 years of age) which has an estuarine dependant early life history (ages 0-4). Throughout … Continue reading

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Milkfish in Fiji

According to a report published by SEAFDEC/AQD, Philippines, milkfish (Chanos chanos) farming is a centuries-old industry in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Research into the culture of milkfish has not been limited to the Philippines. Research into the feasibility of … Continue reading

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Milkfish culture

Milkfish has been cultured throughout Asia for many years. In the Philippines there has been a steady and substantial demand for milkfish or bangus as is known locally. According to the Philippine Department of Agriculture, milkfish ‘has been doing well … Continue reading

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