Four feeding trials were conducted on captive juvenile N. coriiceps maintained under conditions simulating natural seasonal changes in temperature and photoperiod. Fish were deprived of food for 10 days (to measure fasting body weight), then fed for 12 days on freshly killed amphipods (to measure individual daily intake). Thereafter, one group was left unfed whilst daily intake of other individuals, offered 2 g and 4 g daily, was monitored. Growth was measured as change in body weight. Growth:Ration relationships were compared between trials and were found to be independent of the different environmental conditions. Appetite was higher under summer conditions and it is argued that seasonality in growth of Antarctic fish is mediated through seasonal variation in resource utilisation rather than seasonal resource availability or temperature-dependent effects on growth.
Does the baking industry need its own National Skills Academy for the bakery sector? Anyone who feels bakery needs a higher profile when it comes to training and attracting new blood is urgently asked to attend a drinks reception on Tuesday April 8 at the Gallery Seminar Suite, NEC Birmingham, starting at 5.30pm, at the Baking Industry Exhibition.The event is supported by National Association of Master Bakers, The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees, The Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers, Improve, the Worshipful Co of Bakers and the British Society of Baking.Employers large and small, college tutors and industry leaders are all asked to attend. The baking industry is worth 7.5bn a year but due to a skills shortage the associations are inviting everyone to take part in discussions to explore the opportunity of developing a specialist bakery academy. Please register by Mar 28 by emailing: [email protected]