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Investigations into the potential for mixed cultures of banana prawns Penaeus merguiensis, sea mullet Mugil cephalus and rabbitfish Siganus nebulosus for bioremediation of aquaculture waste

Palmer, P.J. and Morrison, C. and Rutherford, B.W. and Pledger, B.K.D. (2005) Investigations into the potential for mixed cultures of banana prawns Penaeus merguiensis, sea mullet Mugil cephalus and rabbitfish Siganus nebulosus for bioremediation of aquaculture waste. In: Project Report QO04018. Wastewater remediation options for prawn farms. Aquaculture Industry Development Initiative 2002-04. Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, pp. 40-49.

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Abstract

To experimentally investigate the potential of mixed species polycultures for bioremediation of nutrient rich prawn farm effluent, a series of experiments was performed with banana prawns Penaeus (Fenneropenaeus) merguiensis, sea mullet Mugil cephalus and rabbitfish Siganus nebulosus to determine their compatibilities during particular life stages. Rabbitfish demonstrated a high tendency to prey upon banana prawn juveniles when no other food was available. Mullet of various sizes did not appear to prey upon banana prawn postlarvae (PL16) or juveniles in a fed or unfed environment. The study confirms the good potential for mullet and banana prawn polycultures.

Item Type:Book Section
Corporate Creators:Agri-Science, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), QPIF, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Business groups:Agri-Science, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Additional Information:© The State of Queensland (Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation). © The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries 2005. Copyright protects this publication. Except for purposes permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, reproduction by whatever means is prohibited without prior written permission of the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. Enquiries should be directed to Commercialisation Unit: http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/77.htm . Email: SAFTRSCopyright@deedi.qld.gov.au . Phone: the Business Information Centre on 13 25 23 (Queensland residents) or +61 7 3404 6999. Published electronically August 2011.
Keywords:Banana prawns; mullet; rabbitfish; predation; wastewater.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture > Mariculture
Science > Science (General)
Deposited On:04 Aug 2011 05:29
Last Modified:08 Jun 2015 15:57

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