Story: Aquaculture

Collecting salmon eggs

Collecting salmon eggs

Before salmon farming can begin, selected females are stripped of their eggs, which are then mixed with milt (sperm) from male salmon. The fertilised eggs are incubated in a freshwater hatchery. Here, salmon farmers collect ripe eggs from a broodstock female.

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The New Zealand King Salmon

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Aquaculture - Salmon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4754/collecting-salmon-eggs (accessed 29 April 2017)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006