Reproductive Performance of Wild and Hatchery-Reared Black Sea Turbot, Psetta maxima, in the Southern Black Sea Coast

Aydin I., Polat H., Sahin T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, vol.20, no.5, pp.351-357, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4194/1303-2712-v20_5_03
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-357
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, spawning period, total fecundity, fertilization and hatching rates of wild and hatchery-reared turbot, Psetta maxima, were investigated. Fish were spawned over a 3-month period, from April to June. Wild broodstock consisted of sixteen females with a mean weight of 3742 +/- 1509 g. Hatchery-reared broodstock consisted of seventeen females with a mean weight of 3604 +/- 1398 g. Mean total fecundity was 2.4 +/- 1.71x10(6) and 2.3 +/- 1.75x10(6) eggs per female for wild and hatchery-reared broodstock, respectively. Fertilization and hatching rates were 59.2 +/- 17.07% and 67.3 +/- 30.67% for wild and 67.1 +/- 18.87% and 61.3 +/- 30.85% for hatchery-reared broodstock. The reproductive parameters of wild and hatchery reared turbot showed no significant difference, which warrants further investigation of both in provision of a sustainable fishery.