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Technology transfer opportunities : new development : new protocol verifies sterility of newly hatched fish

Fact Sheet 211-96

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Abstract

U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Resources Disicipline scientists have developed a procedure that could save commercial producers of triploid grass carp between $2000 and $3000 per pond. Since 1983, triploid grass carp have been commercially available for managing aquatic weeds that can cause water quality problems, replace native plants, or impede recreational and commercial use of fisheries and waterways. The carp eat the nuisance vegetation, but because the fish do not reproduce, they do not disturb habitat.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Technology transfer opportunities : new development : new protocol verifies sterility of newly hatched fish
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
211-96
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,
Contributing office(s):
National Wetlands Research Center
Description:
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 28 x 18 cm.