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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2008

Promoting the culture of gilthead sea bream (Sparus auratus L.) in low saline inland water: A novel way to farm saltwater fish in freshwater

Appelbaum, Samuel; Raj, A. Jesu Arockia; Chongtham Iman, Raj


A group of researchers from the Bengis Centre for Desert Aquaculture, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Sede Boker Campus in Israel has developed a novel technique of culturing saltwater fish in freshwater environment by adding salt in the fish diets. Although developed in Israel, this novel method could also be adopted in the Southeast Asian region to promote the aquaculture of high-value marine fishes in the region’s large freshwater bodies paving the way for abating the economic and development disparities in the region’s aquaculture industry. The results of the work conducted by the researchers are laid out in this article.

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Fish for the people
2008, Volume: 6, number: 1, pages: 40-43

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    Fish and Aquacultural Science

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