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Subject: Re: [Fishfolk] Culturing mullet
From: "M.Ben-Yami" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 4 Dec 2008 19:38:21 +0200
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Yes, Bill. Here we've been farming grey mullets in ponds already for several decades in polyculture with carp and tilapia. Excellent fish. Recently was found to be rich in omega 3, in spite of growing in freshwater. Basically, it's an euryhaline family (Mugillidae). Mullets fingerlings (M.cephalus and Liza ramada) are also annually stocked in the Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), where mullets cannot spawn (they need seawater), but grow at the highest rate worldwide. What else you wish to know?    Cheers,      MB-Y

Menakhem Ben-Yami
Fisheries Adviser
2 Dekel St., K.Tiv'on
Ph. +972(0)4-983-5928
36056 - ISRAEL
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Silvert" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Scientific forum on fish and fisheries" <[log in to unmask]>; "List FISHFOLK" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 3:15 PM
Subject: [Fishfolk] Culturing mullet


> Does anyone have any information on the cultivation of mullet, including the 
> marketing and other economic aspects? Although it is a low-priced fish with 
> little current demand, it seems like a reasonable prospect, since they are 
> easy to grow, feed very low on the food chain, and have a nice firm flesh 
> that probably could be promoted as the price of more traditional species 
> skyrockets.
> 
> Bill Silvert 
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