SALTONSTALL KENNEDY GRANT PROGRAM
Reproduction of Flounder: Biotechnology for....
NOAA Fisheries Logo

HOME | NEWS | BIBLIOGRAPHY | FAQ | CONTACTS | LINKS | SEARCH | DOCUMENTS

GRANT NUMBER:  NA47FD0296           NMFS NUMBER:  93-SER-034

REPORT TITLE:  Reproduction of Flounder: Biotechnology for Controlled Breeding in Fishery Enhancement and Aquaculture

AUTHOR:  Sullivan, Dr. Craig V.

PUBLISH DATE: November 20, 1997

AVAILABLE FROM:  National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Region, 9721 Executive Center Drive, North Koger Bldg., St. Petersburg, FL 33702.  PHONE: (813) 570-5324

ABSTRACT

The goal of the project was to develop the techniques and knowledge required to establish the routine and controlled breeding of flounder for fishery enhancement and aquaculture.  The specific objectives were to:  (1) acquire the practical knowledge of reproduction necessary for advances in controlled breeding, (2) found captive broodstocks using reconditioned wild adults, (3) develop a controlled photothermal conditioning regime effective for stimulating gonadal growth and maturation, (4) induce spawning with mammalian gonadotropin hormone releasing hormone analogue (mGnRHa) chronically released from implanted pellets, and (5) create 'clinical' non-destructive assays of maturation based on circulating levels of reproductive hormones and proteins.

 
Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Employee Locator

NOAA Fisheries, 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3, Silver Spring, MD  20910