Cultured marine fish are used mostly for food, stock enhancement, bait, or display in aquariums. They also are used in research to determine their requirements (e.g., physical, chemical, dietary needs; interactions with other organisms) to aid managers of wild or captive fish. Development of eggs and larvae is studied and documented to elucidate evolutionary and taxonomic relationships and to enable identification of captured early life stages. Species such as the sheepshead minnow are used in bioassays to determine the effects of pesticides and other potential pollutants.
KeywordsMarine Fish Bluefin Tuna Nile Perch Diadromous Fish Sheepshead Minnow
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