oa African Zoology - Extensive culture of two mullet species in freshwater impoundments in the eastern Cape

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The feasibility of using freshwater mullet Myxus capensls and flathead mullet Mugii cephalus to increase the fisheries potential of freshwater impoundments was investigated. The recruitment periods of fry of both species into the upper reaches of a number of eastem cape estuaries were established. Techniques used to minimize mortalities during the capture, transportation and stocking of the fry are descriptionbed. Data on growth and mortality of both species of mullet fry stocked into a variety of impoundments are discussed with regard to their potential for extensive aquaculture and angling purposes.

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