K.D. Hopkins; M.L. Hopkins
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Conference Proceeding or Document
The Second International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture
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Abstract: Traditional analyses of aquaculture growth experiments usually consider only the yield at the end of the experiments and ignore the growth data collected during intermediate samplings. A multivariate model based on an expansion of the “Gulland and Holt Plot” used in fisheries biology provides a methodology to extract growth information from the data from intermediate samplings. This model is applied to data from three tilapia yield experiments conducted in seawater in Kuwait. The effects of temperature, sex ratio, and fish length on growth rate are quantified.