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.
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.