Story: Coastal fish

Juvenile turbot

Juvenile turbot

Turbot (Colistium nudipinnis) are bottom-dwelling fish, which scientists have trialled as a possible aquaculture species. These juveniles were reared at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research’s Māhanga Bay aquaculture facility. Researchers found that this endemic flatfish could be reared in tanks. If trials translate into practice, marketable-sized turbot of around 400 grams could be reared in about two years.

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Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Fish of the open sea floor', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006