The potential of Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus (L.), for mariculture

M S Heasman, Kenny Black

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Abstract

There would appear to be considerable potential for Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus (L.), to be cultured in marine conditions in countries where coastal winter salinity is below oceanic, and temperatures remain above freezing. Sea lochs on the west coast of Scotland represent one such environment where freshwater run-off leads to depressed salinities (20-30 practical salinity units) and the North Atlantic Drift leads to winter sea water temperatures typically around 6-8 degrees C.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
JournalAQUAC RES
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • FRESH-WATER
  • SALINITY TOLERANCE
  • SEASONAL-CHANGES
  • ATLANTIC SALMON
  • FOOD-INTAKE
  • PARR-SMOLT TRANSFORMATION
  • Fisheries
  • NORTHERN NORWAY
  • SALMON SALMO-SALAR
  • GROWTH-RATES
  • STOCKING DENSITY

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    Heasman, M. S., & Black, K. (1998). The potential of Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus (L.), for mariculture. AQUAC RES, 29(1), 67-76.