Broodstock development, breeding and larval rearing of cobia and pompano

Gopakumar, G and Nazar, A K A (2012) Broodstock development, breeding and larval rearing of cobia and pompano. In: Handbook on Opensea Cage Culture. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Karwar, pp. 59-71.


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    Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) and silver pompano (Trachinotus blochii) are two marine finfish species with very high potential for aquaculture in India. Fast growth rate, adaptability for captive breeding, low cost of production, good meat quality and high market demand especially for sashimi industry are some of the attributes that make cobia an excellent species for aquaculture. In recent years the seed production and farming of cobia is rapidly gaining momentum in many Asian countries. Similarly, pompano is having fast growth rate, good meat quality and high market demand. Envisaging the prospects of cobia and pompano farming in India, broodstock development was initiated at the Mandapam Regional Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute in sea cages during 2008 and the first successful induced breeding and seed production was achieved for cobia in March – April 2010 and for pompano during July 2011.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Broodstock development; breeding; larval rearing; cobia; pompano
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Induced Breeding
    Eggs and Larvae
    Aquaculture > Cage culture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 08:33
    Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 09:57

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