Grouper Culture - A New Venture for Indian Aqua Farmers

Megharajan, Sekhar and Ranjan, Ritesh and Xavier, Biji and Edward, Loveson and Dash, Biswajit and Ghosh, Shubhadeep (2015) Grouper Culture - A New Venture for Indian Aqua Farmers. Fishing Chimes, 35 (9). pp. 46-49.

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    Abstract

    Groupers are carnivorous reef fishes; belonging to the subfamily Epinephelinae with 15 genera and 159 species. They are available globally but are predominant in the tropical and sub-tropical waters including the Indo- Pacific region (110 species), the East Atlantic and Mediterranean regions (14 species) and the inter-tropical American zone (35 species) (Pierre et al., 2007). They mainly inhabit coral reefs, rocky areas, sea grass bed and estuaries. Groupers are popular carnivorous fishes with a high market demand in many parts of the world and form the mainstay in the world Live Reef Food Fish (LRFF) trade (Koesshendrajan & Hartono, 2006). In coral reef ecosystems, a diversity of species is harvested worldwide and the major groups of fishes traded include snappers, surgeon fishes, unicorn fishes, parrot fishes, emperor breams and groupers

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Aquaculture
    Demersal Fishes > Groupers
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 07:21
    Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 07:21
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11577

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