Biotechnology Unzipped. Promises And Realities by E.S.Grace

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1997). , 1997). 9. Broodstock feeding practices At present, for most cultured fish species, the commercially available so-called "broodstock diets" are just larger sized "on-growing" diets. In practice, many marine fish hatcheries improve the nutrition of their broodstock by feeding them solely on fresh marine by-products or in combination with commercial diets. The most common fresh marine organisms used to feed broodstock fish include squid, cuttlefish, mussels, krill and small crustaceans.

1984. Plasticity for age and size at sexual maturity: a life history response to unavoidable stress. J. ), Fish Reproduction: Strategies and Tactics. Academic Press, London, pp. 1 3 - 3 3 . , 1992. Stress, glucocorticoids, and aging. Aging Clin. Exp. Res. 4, 197-210. , 1988. Allostasis: a new paradigm to explain arousal pathology. , Reason, J. ), Handbook of Life Stress, Cognition and Health. Wiley, New York, pp. 6 2 9 - 6 4 9 . , 1997. Stress induced elevation of plasma Cortisol in adult female coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), is reflected in egg Cortisol content, but does not appear to affect early development.

Fernändez-Palacios et al. , 1997). Gilthead seabream broodstock were fed diets based on fish meal, squid meal, defatted fish meal with squid oil or defatted squid meal with fish oil. These authors showed an improvement in egg quality when broodstock were fed the fat-insoluble fraction of squid meal in terms of total number of eggs produced daily (per kilogram of female) and percentages of viable and fertilized eggs. , 1997). , 1997). In fact, slightly higher protein levels were found in the eggs from broodstock fed squid protein-based diets and they also produced about 40% more e g g s / k g / f e m a l e than fed fish meal-based diets.

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