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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part F

Fat content of an Indian Major Carp, Catla catla, in relation to age and size for optimizing harvesting period


Author(s): Badal Das, Mihir Das

Abstract: Fat content of different regions of the body remain almost unchanged up to a certain body length and thereafter increases exponentially. Accumulation of fat starts from the anterior part of the body and then proceeds towards the caudal end. The rate of increase of fat content also seems to be equal in all the three regions of the body. Fat content of the body continues to increase with age. But the most rapid period of accumulation has been found to be the second year of age. So the optimum age for harvesting Catla catla seems to be the period just following completion of second year of age.

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How to cite this article:
Badal Das, Mihir Das. Fat content of an Indian Major Carp, Catla catla, in relation to age and size for optimizing harvesting period. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 2(6): 386-390.
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