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

January 1, 1994

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1996
Title Technology transfer opportunities : new development : new protocol verifies sterility of newly hatched fish
DOI 10.3133/fs21196
Authors J.A. Jenkins
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 211-96
Index ID fs21196
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wetlands Research Center