A multivariate model of tilapia growth, applied to seawater tilapia culture in Kuwait.

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.


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Hopkins, K.D., Hopkins, M.L., Pauly, D. (1988)
ICLARM Conf. Proc. (15): 29-39
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