Scale stocking checks to differentiate between hatchery‐reared and wild mulloway Argyrosomus japonicus

@inproceedings{Taylor2008ScaleSC,
  title={Scale stocking checks to differentiate between hatchery‐reared and wild mulloway Argyrosomus japonicus},
  author={Matthew D. Taylor and Richard F. Piola},
  year={2008}
}
Scales from hatchery-reared, stocked and wild mulloway Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck and Schlegel) captured in the Georges River, and a library of mulloway scales from coastal New South Wales, were examined for the presence of scale checks. Checks specific for hatchery-reared fish were present in 100% of recaptured hatchery-reared mulloway; the origin of which was confirmed by the presence of a chemical mark in the otolith or fin spine. Up to 7% of wild mulloway were incorrectly classified as… CONTINUE READING

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