Behavioural Characteristics of Walleye Pollack Theragra chalcogramma by Acoustic Sound Conditioning

음향 순치에 의한 명태의 행동 특성

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  • Published : 1996.12.01


It is most important to understand the behaviour of fish in case of the betterment of the current fishing gear and methods or the development of the conditioning by acoustic sound in marine ranching. This investigation has been attempted to provide for the prediction of the response action of fish to acoustic sound. The experimental fish was conditioned with sound and bait. As the acoustic sound for stimulus, the pure tone of sine waveform at the frequency of 200Hz was used. This pure tone was determined from previous investigation about hearing ability of walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma. The fork length of walleye pollock used in this experiment was 385~450mm. The conditioning proceeding was recorded in the video tape recorder. Frequency of appearance in the feeding area was analyzed with computer and video tape recorder. The position of fish was tracked using the mouse cursor and picture mixed on the superimpose board. The response of conditioned fish to sound stimulus was appeared in the 8th day firstly. The conditioned fish remembered the stimulus sound for 4 days. Average frequency of appearance in the feeding area during the 30 seconds sound projection or 1 minute after the sound stimulus was 51%, and was higher than before it.