Some factors affecting the flesh quality of salmonids: pigmentation, composition and eating quality.

  • David Henry Francis Robb

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


This thesis is concerned with identifying some of the factors which affect the flesh quality of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The flesh of any food animal is of utmost importance. Much work has been carried out on the flesh of land animals, but comparatively little is known about the factors which affect the quality of fish flesh. Salmonids have been farmed for a relatively short period of time, but great advances have been made in the techniques for their rearing. Now that the fish can be grown easily, more information is required on the factors which affect their fish quality in order to produce a consistent product. Fish fed a high oil diet have a significantly higher level of flesh lipid than fish of the same size fed a low oil diet (uncertainty p(p(p(p(p(p(p(p(p
Date of Award1998
Original languageEnglish


  • Fish farming

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