Universal Journal of Geoscience Vol. 4(5), pp. 112 - 115
DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040503
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Waste Feed from Fish Farms of the Eastern Mediterranean and Attraction of Wild Fish


N. Neofitou *
Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, School of Agriculture, University of Thessaly, Greece

ABSTRACT

Fish are attracted to floating structures, including coastal cage fish farms, sometimes in dense aggregations. To understand the influence of aquaculture on wild fish stocks, three samplings were carried out by fishing bait and trammel netting around two Eastern Mediterranean farms. A total number of 54 individuals belonging to 12 species were captured. Striped mullet, salema and white trevally were the species that consumed pellets in great quantity. The results of this preliminary study indicates that feeding behavior of wild fish around fish cages can have important ecological consequences on reducing the environmental effects of aquaculture in Pagasitikos gulf.

KEYWORDS
Aquaculture, Pellets, Wild Fish, Mediterranean

Cite this paper
N. Neofitou (2016). Waste Feed from Fish Farms of the Eastern Mediterranean and Attraction of Wild Fish. Universal Journal of Geoscience, 4 , 112 - 115. doi: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040503.