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Title: Bio-economic costs and benefits of using triploid rainbow trout in aquaculture: Reduced mortality
Authors: Berrill, Iain
MacIntyre, Craig
Noble, Chris
Kankainen, Markus
Turnbull, James
Contact Email: j.f.turnbull@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: economic
model
rainbow trout
triploid
United Kingdom
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Berrill I, MacIntyre C, Noble C, Kankainen M & Turnbull J (2012) Bio-economic costs and benefits of using triploid rainbow trout in aquaculture: Reduced mortality, Aquaculture Economics and Management, 16 (4), pp. 365-383.
Abstract: Analysis of data collected from rainbow trout farms in the United Kingdom found that mortality levels in triploid rainbow trout were lower than those in diploids. The consequences of rearing triploids, as opposed to diploids, as an intervention to reduce mortality in the U.K. trout farming industry were quantified using a bio-economic model. The model showed that growing triploids could be more profitable than growing diploids, and this was achieved through improvements in productivity (in terms of better survival) and potential for increased product value, and despite the extra costs attributed to purchasing triploid fingerlings.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/18176
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13657305.2012.729245
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Affiliation: Aquaculture
Aquaculture
NOFIMA, Norway
Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
Aquaculture

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