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Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicas Growth in Pond-bottom and Lantern-net Cultures
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Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicas Growth in Pond-bottom and Lantern-net Cultures
Jeong, U-Cheol; Han, Jong-Cheol; Kang, Seok-Joong;
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Sea cucumbers have been an important part of human diets throughout history; demand is increasing every year, making the species a target for coastal resource development. New harvesting technologies have been developed in response to demand, including nursery production and insemination aquaculture, but such methods produce relatively few individuals and productivity per unit area is very small. For example, captures are prohibited during July and August due to the breeding season, and sea cucumbers aestivate during the hot season and hibernate during the cold season, all factors that limit natural-environment production in Korea. Problems with slow growth of sea cucumbers have been encountered in previous rearing experiments. To assess the importance of feeding ecology on sea cucumber growth, we conducted pond-bottom and lantern-net culture experiments. Results showed that sea cucumbers in bottom cultures grew from 3.06 to 102.59 g, but those in lantern cultures only grew from 25.60 to 28.03 g.
Sea cucumber;Apostichopus japonicus;Pond culture;Lantern net culture;Feeding growth;
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