Biometric, nutritional and sensory characteristic modifications in farmed Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii) during the purging process

Giorgio Palmieri, Giovanni Turchini, Philip Marriott, Paul Morrison, Sena De Silva

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Intensively farmed, market-size Murray cod (similar to 600 g), were purged (transferred into a clean water system and starved) and sampled at three day intervals for a total of 18 days (D0, D3. D6, D9, D12, D15 and D18). Purged fish lost from 6 (M) to 14 (D18) body weight, and the weight loss was highly correlated to the number of days of purging/starvation. Condition factor and Hepatosomatic Index decreased significantly (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354 - 360
Number of pages7
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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