Fisheries biology and hydroecology | CCMAR

Fisheries biology and hydroecology

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FBHRG
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Since 2000, one of the objectives of the FBHRG is to establish the scientific bases for the culture of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) culture, at the commercial level.

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Since 2000, one of the objectives of the FBHRG is to establish the scientific bases for the culture of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) culture, at the commercial level. This was due to needs of the new species for aquaculture (the species short life cycle and fast growth rates imply lower production periods and associated costs) and to the fact that there is potential for further exploitation, particularly with regard to the production of undersized individuals (which would reduce the impact of illegal catches on this species from the natural environment). These smallest individuals are considered a delicacy and have the highest commercial value in Portugal. 

Throughout this period the group has also focused its attention on the development and optimization of the rearing protocols of candidate species for aquaculture, namely, the Atlantic ditch shrimp, Palaemonetes varians and two Syngnathidae fish, the long snout seahorse, Hippocampus guttulatus and the broad-nosed pipefish, Syngnathus typhle. This shrimp species can be produced as live diet for more demanding aquaculture reared species (e.g. Syngnathidae fish) and also for human consumption, as this, is a locally valuable species both in Portugal and Spain. H. guttulatus is a European Syngnathidae species, protected under the CITES agreement and as other Hippocampus species faces the reduction of habitats with a consequent decrease of the natural populations. Hippocampus sp. suffer negative pressure on their wild populations due to activities such as trawling fisheries, illegal captures for commercial purposes and excessive noise produced by nautical activities. Its artificial production provides not only a valuable product for the international ornamental fish trade, but also a powerful tool for the species management. The conservation of S. typhle generally follows the topics mentioned above for H. guttulatus and its artificial production endorses the same goals. 

This is in accordance to a defined strategy of the CCMAR in terms of new species to be introduced in aquaculture as well to an strategy of implementing the CCMAR as the European Reference Laboratory in terms of new species for aquaculture.

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Woodall LC, Otero-Ferrer F, Correia M, et al. A synthesis of European seahorse taxonomy, population structure, and habitat use as a basis for assessment, monitoring and conservation. Marine Biology. 2018;165(1). doi:10.1007/s00227-017-3274-y.
Correia M, Koldewey HJ, Andrade JP, Esteves E, Palma J. Identifying key environmental variables of two seahorse species (Hippocampus guttulatus and Hippocampus hippocampus) in the Ria Formosa lagoon, South Portugal. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 2018. doi:10.1007/s10641-018-0782-7.
Correia M, Campoy A, Madeira C, Andrade JP. Is filament clipping an effective tool for tissue sampling in Hippocampus guttulatus?. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 2018;101(10):1517 - 1523. doi:10.1007/s10641-018-0796-1.
Correia M, Koldewey H, Andrade JP, Palma J. A novel underwater visual census: seahorse population survey as a case study. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 2016;8(3). doi:10.1016/j.rsma.2015.10.003.
Palma J, Andrade JP, Bureau DP. The impact of dietary supplementation with astaxanthin on egg quality and growth of long snout seahorse ( Hippocampus guttulatus ) juveniles. Aquaculture Nutrition. 2016:n/a - n/a. doi:10.1111/anu.12394.
Correia M, Palma J, Andrade JP. Growth performance of the early life stages of broad-nosed pipefish, Syngnathus typhle (L.) fed different live or frozen diets. Aquaculture Research. 2016;47(5):1652 - 1660. doi:10.1111/are.12635.
Correia M, Koldewey H, Andrade JP, Palma J. Effects of artificial holdfast units on seahorse density in the Ria Formosa lagoon, Portugal. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2015;471:1 - 7. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2015.05.012.
Correia M, Caldwell IR, Koldewey HJ, Andrade JP, Palma J. Seahorse (Hippocampinae) population fluctuations in the Ria Formosa Lagoon, south Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology. 2015;87(3):679 - 690. doi:10.1111/jfb.12748.
Alves M, Esteves E, Quintas C. Effect of preservatives and acidifying agents on the shelf life of packed cracked green table olives from Maçanilha cultivar. Food Packaging and Shelf Life. 2015;5:32 - 40. doi:10.1016/j.fpsl.2015.05.001.
Genç İYüksel, Esteves E, Aníbal J, Diller A. Effects of different thawing methods on the quality of meagre fillets. Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi. 2015;62(2):153 - 159. doi:10.1501/Vetfak_0000002673.
Palma J, Bureau DP, Andrade JP. The effect of diet on ontogenic development of the digestive tract in juvenile reared long snout seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2014;40(3):739-50. doi:10.1007/s10695-013-9881-8.
Correia M, Palma J, Koldewey H, Andrade JP. The use of a non-invasive tool for capture-recapture studies on a seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus population. Journal of Fish Biology. 2014;84(4):872 - 884. doi:10.1111/jfb.2014.84.issue-410.1111/jfb.12304.
Genç İYüksel, Esteves E, Aníbal J, Diler A. Effects of chilled storage on quality of vacuum packed meagre fillets. Journal of Food Engineering. 2013;115(4):486 - 494. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2012.09.007.
Correia M, Palma J, Koldewey H, Andrade JP. Can artificial holdfast units work as a habitat restoration tool for long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus Cuvier)?. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2013;448:258 - 264. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.08.001.
Sykes AV, Domingues PM, Gonçalves R, Correia M, Andrade JP. On the aquaculture potential of cephalopod species: the European cuttlefish as a showcase. Journal of Shellfish Research. 2011;30(3):1021 - 1021. doi:10.2983/035.030.0342.
Aníbal J, Esteves E, Rocha C. Seasonal Variations in Gross Biochemical Composition, Percent Edibility, and Condition Index of the Clam Ruditapes decussatus Cultivated in the Ria Formosa (South Portugal). Journal of Shellfish Research. 2011;30(1):17 - 23. doi:10.2983/035.030.0104.
Caldwell IR, Correia M, Palma J, Vincent ACJ. Advances in tagging syngnathids, with the effects of dummy tags on behaviour of Hippocampus guttulatus. Journal of Fish Biology. 2011;78(6):1769 - 1785. doi:10.1111/jfb.2011.78.issue-610.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02983.x.
Palma J, Bureau DP, Correia M, Andrade JP. Effects of temperature, density and early weaning on the survival and growth of Atlantic ditch shrimp Palaemonetes varians larvae. Aquaculture Research. 2009;40(13):1468 - 1473. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02245.x.
Esteves E, Pina T, Andrade JP. Diel and seasonal changes in nutritional condition of the anadromous twaite shad Alosa fallax fallax (Lacépède, 1803) larvae. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 2009;18(1):132 - 144. doi:10.1111/eff.2009.18.issue-110.1111/j.1600-0633.2008.00332.x.
Palma J, Correia M, Andrade JP. Usefulness of flat bottom tanks on the settlement of spider crab (Maja squinado, Herbst) larvae. Aquaculture Research. 2008;39(9):1005 - 1008. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2008.01943.x.
Correia M, Palma J, Kirakowski T, Andrade JP. Effects of prey nutritional quality on the growth and survival of juvenile cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis (Linnaeus, 1758). Aquaculture Research. 2008;39(8):869 - 876. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2008.01940.x.
Correia M, Palma J, Andrade JP. Effects of live prey availability on growth and survival in the early stages of cuttlefish Sepia officinalis (Linnaeus, 1758) life cycle. Aquaculture Research. 2008;39(1):33 - 40. doi:10.1111/are.2008.39.issue-110.1111/j.1365-2109.2007.01858.x.
Palma J, Stockdale J, Correia M, Andrade JP. Growth and survival of adult long snout seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) using frozen diets. Aquaculture. 2008;278(1-4):55 - 59. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2008.03.019.
Esteves E, Andrade JPedro. Diel and seasonal distribution patterns of eggs, embryos and larvae of Twaite shad Alosa fallax fallax (Lacépède, 1803) in a lowland tidal river. Acta Oecologica. 2008;34(2):172 - 185. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2008.05.008.
Sykes AV, Domingues PM, Correia M, Andrade JP. Cuttlefish Culture – state of the art and future trends. Vie et Milieu – Life & Environment. 2006;56(2):129-137.
Bargelloni L, Alarcon JA, Alvarez MC, et al. The Atlantic-Mediterranean transition: discordant genetic patterns in two seabream species, Diplodus puntazzo (Cetti) and Diplodus sargus (L.). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2005;36(3):523-35. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.04.017.
Correia M, Domingues PM, Sykes AV, Andrade JP. Effects of culture density on growth and broodstock management of the cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis (Linnaeus, 1758). Aquaculture. 2005;245(1-4):163 - 173. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2004.12.017.
Pina T, Esteves E, Andrade JPedro. Gross and histological observations of ovarian development in twaite shad, Alosa fallax fallax, from Rivers Mira and Guadiana (Portugal). Scientia Marina. 2003;67(3):313 - 322. doi:10.3989/scimar.2003.67n310.3989/scimar.2003.67n3313.
Chícharo A, Chícharo LM, Galvão H, et al. Status of the Guadiana Estuary (south Portugal) during 1996-1998: An ecohydrological approach. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management. 2001;4(1):73 - 89. doi:10.1080/146349801753569298.
Chícharo L, Chícharo A, Esteves E, Andrade JPedro, Morais P. Effects of alterations in fresh water supply on the abundance and distribution of Engraulis encrasicolus in the Guadiana estuary and adjacent coastal areas of south Portugal. International Journal of Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology. 2001;1:341–346.
Esteves E, Chícharo A, Pina T, Coelho ML, Andrade JP. Comparison of RNA/DNA ratios obtained with two methods for nucleic acid quantification in gobiid larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2000;245(1):43 - 55. doi:10.1016/S0022-0981(99)00150-1.
Esteves E, Pina T, Chícharo A, Andrade JP. The distribution of estuarine fish larvae: Nutritional condition andco-occurrence with predators and prey. Acta Oecologica. 2000;21(3):161 - 173. doi:10.1016/S1146-609X(00)01078-X.
Aníbal J, Esteves E, Krug H, Da Silva HMarques. Age and growth in the Alfonsino, Beryx splendens (Berycidae) from the Azores (central eastern Atlantic). Italian Journal of Zoology. 1998;65(sup1):215 - 218. doi:10.1080/11250009809386816.
Esteves E, Aníbal J, Krug H, Silva HM. Aspects of age and growth of bluemouth, Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Delaroche, 1809) from the Azores. ARQUIPÉLAGO. Ciências Biológicas e Marinhas= Life and Marine Sciences. 1997;15:83–95.
Esteves E, Simões P, Silva HM, Andrade JP. Ageing of swordfish, Xiphias gladius Linnaeus, 1758, from the Azores, using sagittae, anal-fin spines and vertebrae. ARQUIPÉLAGO. Ciências Biológicas e Marinhas= Life and Marine Sciences. 1995;13:39–51.
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On April 12th we'll host Jorge Palma (CCMAR | FBH) at CCMAR Seminars by Izasa, who will talk about seahorses and the importance of preserving this species in their marine environment. Don't miss this...
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