Accession Number : ADP002133

Title :   A Review of Species Suitable for Containment Site Culture (Fresh Water),

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Stickney,R. R.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Fishes and invertebrates suitable for rearing as human food in low salinity or freshwater containment sites may be either those which are relatively stenohaline freshwater forms or which are of the euryhaline marine type. In either case, they should be fast growing, tolerant to extremes in water quality, have a successful history under culture or a high potential for success, and be of high economic value. Other attributes which might be important in containment culture include ease of capture, ability to withstand crowding if cage culture were employed, and suitability for polyculture. Among the fish species of the southern United States which appear to meet the requirements outlined, three deserve primary consideration. They are the channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), blue tilapia (Tilapia aurea), and red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). The first two are excellent freshwater candidates for containment culture and the third is sufficiently euryhaline to survive under most salinity regimes which might occur in a containment area. Invertebrates which deserve primary consideration. They are the channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), blue tilapia (Tilapia aurea), and red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). The first two are excellent freshwater candidates for containment culture and the third is sufficiently euryhaline to survive under most salinity regimes which might occur in a containment area. Invertebrates which deserve consideration include crawfish (Orchonectes spp. and Procambarus spp.) and freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium rosenbergii).

Descriptors :   *Seafood, *Fishes, Sites, Symposia, Requirements

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE