Traditional Milkfish Aquaculture in Nauru

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Milkfish (Chanos chanos) aquaculture hasa long antiquity on the island of Nauru(Pacific Ocean), predating European contact.Fry were caught in the surf and transferred to brackish water ponds in the island''s interior.While most of the fry died, large numbers survived. They were harvested when the milkfish reached a body weight of abut 2 pounds. This paper describes the traditional approaches to acquaculture and puts them into a modern context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-562
Number of pages12
JournalAquaculture International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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