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Mortality rates of Lates niloticus, L. in Lake Nasser


Landings of Lates niloticus from Lake Nasser belonged to age groups I–VII, with II–III predominent. Mortality rate, as computed by two different methods, ranges around 75%. Turbid flood water did not reach Lake Nasser in 1972, and this fact may be responsible for the decline in the commercial catch from 1972 to 1973.

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Lake Nasser Development Centre Aswan, A.R.E.. Mortality rates of Lates niloticus, L. in Lake Nasser. Hydrobiologia 50, 27–32 (1976).

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  • man-made lakes
  • Lake Nasser
  • Lates niloticus
  • mortality
  • growth