Open sea mariculture of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) in marine floating cage at Balasore, Odisha, north-east coast of India

Mojjada, Suresh Kumar and Imelda, Joseph and Maheswarudu, G and Ranjan, Ritesh and Dash, Biswajit and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Rao, G Syda (2012) Open sea mariculture of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) in marine floating cage at Balasore, Odisha, north-east coast of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 59 (3). pp. 89-93.

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Abstract

The present study was undertaken to evaluate the survival, growth rate and culture potential of sea bass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) in an open sea floating cage at Balasore, Odisha in the north-east coast of India. A total number of 4357 juveniles of L. calcarifer weighing on an average of 25 g were stocked in HDPE cylindrical open sea floating cage of 6 m inner diameter with 6 m net bag depth in the middle of May, 2009. The fishes were fed @ 5-8 % of body weight thrice a day with chopped trash fish throughout the experimental period and were harvested in the middle of November, 2009 after 180 days of culture. Sea bass attained an average of 29.45 cm body length and 996.62 g in body weight at the time of harvest. Daily average increment in body length and body weight were 0.10 cm and 5.4 g respectively. Growth was allometric and average specific growth rate was 2.05. FCR was 1:6 and a survival rate of 79.6 % was recorded. The cost benefit ratio was 0.5. Open sea floating cage culture of seabass was much more advantageous than culturing in inshore waters as evidenced from their growth performance and survival.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Balasore; Cage culture; Growth; Lates calcarifer; Seabass
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Aquaculture > Seabass
Aquaculture > Cage culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Veraval
ID Code:9111
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Dec 2012 10:00
Last Modified:04 Dec 2012 10:00

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