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Title: Gamete quality and broodstock management in temperate fish
Authors: Migaud, Herve
Bell, J Gordon
Cabrita, Elsa
McAndrew, Brendan
Davie, Andrew
Bobe, Julien
Herraez, Maria Paz
Carrillo, Manuel
Contact Email: herve.migaud@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: broodstock
gamete quality
genetics
nutrition
photoperiod
temperature
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Migaud H, Bell JG, Cabrita E, McAndrew B, Davie A, Bobe J, Herraez MP & Carrillo M (2013) Gamete quality and broodstock management in temperate fish, Reviews in Aquaculture, 5 (Supplement s1), pp. S194-S223.
Abstract: The ability to fully control sexual maturation and spawning and to produce large numbers of high quality seeds ‘on demand' (i.e. all year long) is a primary requirement for the successful development of aquaculture. This relies on optimal broodstock management practices based on extensive knowledge of the nutritional and environmental requirements of fish in captivity. However, for many established, emerging and new farmed fish species, such knowledge is limited or not available yet. The level of domestication also plays an essential role as stocks with improved traits in farming conditions are selected. Importantly, reliable indicators of egg quality are still lacking and hatcheries still rely on wild harvested broodstocks in many farmed fish species. These key challenges must be addressed urgently to ensure the sustainable development of the European fish farming sector. This review gives an overview of methods to assess egg/sperm quality and many of the most important factors affecting gamete production and quality, including broodstock nutrition, environmental and spawning induction protocols, genetic management, gamete preservation and new reproductive strategies.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/15687
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/raq.12025
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Affiliation: Aquaculture
Aquaculture
Andalusia Institute of Marine Science
Aquaculture
Aquaculture
French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
University of Leon
Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal

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