Project number: 1984-011
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $0.00
Principal Investigator: Mike C. Geddes
Organisation: University of Adelaide
Project start/end date: 29 Dec 1985 - 1 Jan 1986
Contact:
FRDC

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Objectives

1. To study native larval fish production in ponds

Final report

Author: Mike Geddes
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Summary

Most marine and freshwater fishes depend on plankton for food during a period shortly after birth until they are large enough to switch to other prey. At the Inland Fisheries Research Station, Narrandera (NIFRS), native fish are spawned and the larvae transferred to rearing ponds for approximately six weeks before the fingerlings are harvested. These ponds are managed to promote growth of the appropriate zooplankton so that the larvae can feed and grow.

Four larval rearing ponds were studied from when they were filled in early November 1986 until just before harvesting in late December 1984.

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