Halibut

Halibut

The cultivation of Halibut has been challenging due to high frequencies of malpigmented fish, incomplete eye migration and other abnormalities. The effect of wild copepods has been tested on Halibut and the results show that the survival during the first month increased from 3% to 70% with the use of copepods instead of Artemia.

 10 days old halibut juveniles that have been fed copepods (A) and Artemia (B). The halibut fed copepods has a normal pigmentation, and does not have the deformed eye, frequently observed in cultivated halibut.