Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

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Stress concept in transportation of live fishes – a review

S Omeji, J.O. Apochi, K.A. Egwumah


This paper review covers work done on various methods of transporting live fishes, factors to consider for fish transportation, the stress concept and how stress can be minimized during fish transportation. It reviews the responsibility of transport personnel(s) or company when carrying out the duty of transporting live fish, the effect of handling of fish during transportation, crowding of fish in the transport container, temperature of the transporting water, and the various water parameters that affects the water quality and how this parameters can be maintained at an optimum level of the fish.

Keywords: Stress, live fish, stressor, handling, crowding, water chemistry and water parameter

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