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Aquaculture Studies 2013, Vol 13, Num, 2     (Pages: 003-009)

Adaptation of Tub Gurnard (Chelidonichthys lucerna L., 1758) to Farming Conditions

Eyüp ÇAKMAK 1 ,Hamza POLAT 1 ,Zafer AKPINAR 1 ,Nilgün AKSUNGUR 1 ,Orhan Ak 1

1 Su Ürünleri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü, 61250, Yomra, Trabzon DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v2013i21905.235418 Viewed : 2121 - Downloaded : 2062 In this study, the tub gurnard (Chelidonichthys lucerna L., 1758) which caught with the purse seine, trawl, and bottom gillnets as bycatch by fishermen in the Eastern Black Sea Region between January 2010 and June 2011 investigated for adaptation of farming condition. While survival rate was 46% in the previous adaptation period of the tub gurnard, it was found 93.5% for tagged individuals at the end of the experiment. It was observed that the fish in the tank were initially stressful, but they started to eat fresh food after three days later. Although the first two months of food intake was observed, increases in length and weight were determined in the thereinafter. This study shows that the tub gurnard can adapt to farm condition and also provide to start aquaculture studies as an alternative species. Keywords : Tub Gurnard, Chelidonichthys lucerne, adapt, survival rate, growth rate, condition factor