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Bibliography of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute


DUTIL, J.-D., C. CANTIN, P. LAUZIER, M. NAUD, J. MUNRO, R. BAILEY, 1989. L'élevage de la morue franche, Gadus morhua : réalités biologiques et économiques. Rapp. can. ind. sci. halieut. aquat., 200, 41 p .

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From a biological perspective, Atlantic cod rearing would appear promising. Atlantic cod can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions and the production of larvae and juvenile cod from brood stocks does not present major problems. Nevertheless, the production of juvenile cod could be enhanced should we have a better knowledge of the nutritional requirements of the larvae. Little information is available on the mortality rate of cod in on-growing facilities. In Québec, the scarcity of large-size cod and decreased catches of wild cod would suggest that cod farming should be considered as a complement to harvest fisheries. However, prices are also influenced by international markets.