The Growth of Mugil cephalus, Patinopecten yessoensis and Saccharina japonica in the IMTA System

  • Kim, Young Dae (South East Sea Fisheries Research Institute, NIFS) ;
  • Park, Mi Seon (South East Sea Fisheries Research Institute, NIFS) ;
  • Min, Byung Hwa (Aquaculture Management Division, NIFS) ;
  • kim, Hyung Chul (Marine Environment Research Division, NIFS) ;
  • Lee, Won Chan (Marine Environment Research Division, NIFS) ;
  • Lee, Chu (Aquaculture Industry Research Division, East Sea Fisheries Research Institute, NIFS) ;
  • Kim, Gi Seung (Aquaculture Industry Research Division, East Sea Fisheries Research Institute, NIFS) ;
  • Do, Yong Hyun (South East Sea Fisheries Research Institute, NIFS) ;
  • Yoo, Hyun Il (Seaweed Research Center, NIFS)
  • Received : 2016.10.13
  • Accepted : 2016.10.21
  • Published : 2016.10.31


In this study, we investigated the growth of striped mullet (Mugil cephalus), Yesso scallop (Patinopecten yessoensis) and kelp (Saccharina japonica) farmed under the IMTA (integrated multi-trophic aquaculture) system developed by national institute of fisheries science (NIFS). The farmed striped mullets grew from an initial length and weight of $152.5{\pm}12.1mm$ and $41.6{\pm}7.8g$ in October 2013 to $154.2{\pm}5.6mm$ and $47.5{\pm}8.6g$ in November, $160.2{\pm}8.7mm$ and $55.9{\pm}9.1g$ in December and $168.4{\pm}9.6mm$ and $58.4{\pm}8.7g$ in January. The fish continued to grow and reached $190.2{\pm}9.4mm$ in length and $87.5{\pm}8.9g$ in weight in April and $256.4{\pm}9.7mm$ and $156.7{\pm}6.7g$ in October 2014. The daily growth rate (DGR) for total fish length was 0.015~0.1 mm/day during the periods of fast growth and attained 0.038~0.1 mm/day during February ~ March. The kelp grew from an initial blade length and wet weight of $1.19{\pm}0.2cm$ and $0.0028{\pm}0.0012g$ in January 2014 to $3.3{\pm}0.8cm$ and $2.5{\pm}0.9g$ in February and $126.5{\pm}11.6cm$ and $107.4{\pm}22.6g$ in March, after which, erosion occurred and slowed the growth. The DGRs for kelp length ranged 0.03~1.9 mm/day in January 2014 and increased to 0.88~1.9 mm/day during March~April. Increasing water temperatures beginning in April lowered the DGR to 0.03 mm/day. Yesso scallops grew from an initial shell length, shell height and wet weight of $11.83{\pm}0.6mm$, $12.68{\pm}0.7mm$ and in September 2013 to $19.9{\pm}2.5mm$, $20.8{\pm}2.6mm$ and $0.9{\pm}0.04g$ in November 2013. They continued to grow to $45.91{\pm}0.71mm$ in shell length, $42.55{\pm}0.8mm$ in shell height and $12.7{\pm}1.3g$ in wet weight by May 2014 and $60.2{\pm}2.51mm$, $554.6{\pm}2.61mm$ and $24{\pm}2.70g$ by October 2014. The DGRs for shell length of Yesso scallop ranged from 0.02 to 0.256 mm/day with higher values of 0.256~0.27 mm/day during November~December 2013 and March~April 2014.


IMTA;Aquaculture;Growth characteristics;Environmental pollution


Grant : Development for Coast-specific IMTA Technology

Supported by : NIFS


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