Fish Fat Meter used to study the Seasonal Changes in Total Lipid Contents of Chum and Pink Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea
|Title||Seasonal Changes in Total Lipid Contents of Chum and Pink Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea during the Spring and Summer of 2005-2006|
|Written by||Toshiki Kaga, Shunpei Sato, Kentaro Morita, Masa-aki Fukuwaka, Toru Chiba, Daisuke Takasaki|
|From||National Salmon Resources Center, Japan|
Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan
|Fish Species||Chum and Pink Salmon|
What the research is about
This study reports total lipid in the white muscle of pink and chum salmon by age group from fish caught in high-seas of the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea during the spring (April-June) and the summer (June-July) of 2006. In addition, this document reports a preliminary result of muscle lipid analysis using a portable Fish Fat Meter.
Using the Fish Fat Meter, we can obtain the information on total lipid content with reducing cost and time from total lipid analysis. We need an extensive lipid content data for understanding the relationship between lipid content and environmental condition.
Assurant Innovations take
The Fish Fat Meter was used to measure fat (lipid) in this rare study to determined lipid contents of high-seas salmon. Determination of total lipid content is an effective way to evaluate the trophic status and energy storage condition of high-seas salmonids.