Echinoculture: the rearing of Paracentrotus lividus in a recirculating aquaculture system—experiments of artificial diets for the maintenance of sexual maturation

@article{Sartori2014EchinocultureTR,
  title={Echinoculture: the rearing of Paracentrotus lividus in a recirculating aquaculture system—experiments of artificial diets for the maintenance of sexual maturation},
  author={Davide Sartori and Alice Scuderi and Giovanni Sansone and Andrea Gaion},
  journal={Aquaculture International},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={111-125}
}
AbstractOver the past 5 years, with the growth of fish production and the improvement of distribution channels, the global fish food demand has also grown; in such a context, natural stocks of Echinoderms have suffered a marked reduction in production. This scenario was exacerbated for Pararacentrotus lividus by the fact that this species was recognized worldwide among the most reliable as a bioindicator, and its gametes have been used for biological assays for monitoring marine pollution. In… 

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