Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/F-83

Evaluation of the aquaculture potential of differing strains of striped bass.

Principal Investigator: 

Reginal M. Harrell

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1997

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Scott Lindell, AquaFuture, Inc.

Topic(s): 

Description: 

Collect fry or fingerlings from five different strains of striped bass and rear to a suitable size for tank culture. Compare between and among production performance of the different strains for 24 months in a recirculating and flow-through system. Track performance on a monthly basis of each separate strain and family. Compare growth, survival, FCR, and dress-out percentages of the five strains and families in the different systems. Determine the fastest growing, best adapted strain for between-family selection potential.